Too often, defense of a workers’ compensation claim and recovery on the subrogation side are managed separately. You can posture both claims for success, however, by coordinating efforts. In this episode, “Keep it Under One Roof: Harmonizing Defense and Subrogation Efforts Across the Workers’ Compensation Claim,” Christopher Major, Civil Practice Team Leader at Lois Law Firm, dives into the issues of investigation, damages, discovery, trial strategy, and “global” settlements.
Major discusses the following:
- How to identify third-party action potential when you onboard a new claim
- The benefit of constant communication between the handling claims professional and recovery specialist
- Keeping an eye out for potential exposure beyond just workers’ compensation, such as intentional wrong claims, the “Scaffold Law,” HIMP-1 reimbursement requests, etc.
- How to push for a “global” settlement of all claims simultaneously, with examples
What is “Defending Employers: Audio From Lois Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys”?
This is the audio feed from Lois Law Firm’s popular webinar training series. Every month the Firm’s attorneys present different topics in workers’ compensation. Meant as a “101-” level training course, the attorneys present a fresh take on common issues in workers’ compensation defense.
Special Reports. When emerging legal issues arise that impact employers, Lois Law Firm publishes special presentations. These special events, hosted by attorneys and presented in plain English, make the emergent changes understandable for business owners, insurance carriers, and other attorneys.