Overview

Workers’ compensation claims can have significant impact on a client’s businesses. These complex matters benefit from Segal McCambridge’s approach emphasizing early case evaluation and effective case management.

Our attorneys aggressively protect businesses across all industries, with extensive experience defending employers in high-risk industries including trucking, construction and healthcare.

What We Do

From fraudulent claims to partial and total disability claims, to catastrophic injury and death cases, our skilled defense team has addressed nearly every type of workplace injury claim.

We strive to resolve matters quickly and efficiently through litigation, mediation arbitration and negotiated settlement.

Our lawyers bring their nationwide experience to each case, successfully disposing of matters at the federal and state court levels as well as in administrative proceedings. We routinely appear on behalf of clients before administrative judges, commissioners, the Department of Labor and other regulatory agencies.

Clients also rely on Segal McCambridge for case-management guidance and insurance coverage assistance, trusting to us to manage the many related matters that arise from workers’ compensation claims, including those involving:

  • ADA
  • COBRA
  • HIPAA
  • OSHA
  • Partial and complete disability issues
  • Return-to-work issues
  • Employment termination

In addition, we are proficient in ensuring compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, including reporting and set-aside regulations.

Who We Serve

  • Employers
  • Insurers
  • Self-insured businesses
  • Third-party claim administrators

 How We Do It

Through proactive risk management advice, we help our clients develop and implement cost-effective safety measures and strategies to reduce the likelihood of workplace injuries and prevent future claims. Our hands-on approach includes managing all stages of the claims process from initial evaluation of an occupational-related injury through case resolution.

Working directly with claims examiners, we vigorously attack each individual claim – not just defending against liability, but also disputing medical and disability findings. We also partner with clients to resolve cases prior to formal proceedings before state-run commissions. This collaboration leads to expedient case resolutions and superior results for our clients. 

Team

Arturo M. Aviles

Of Counsel Austin, TX

Stephanie B. Burnstein

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Erica J. Bury

Associate Chicago, IL

Michael H. Cantieri

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Kelly K. Glish

Senior Associate Detroit, MI

Laura J. Henneman

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Marie-Victoire Wickers

Associate New York, NY

Kenneth P. Williams

Shareholder Detroit, MI