Our Workers’ Compensation Group in West Virginia
Representing and advising WV employers in workers’ comp matters
At Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, it is our belief that superior workers’ compensation legal representation is only one facet of an effective workers’ compensation claims strategy. A successful compensation claims strategy requires a team approach that includes constant communication between the employer’s safety department, human resources department, and workers’ compensation administrator, the insurance carrier’s claims administrator and our workers’ compensation group. The goal is to use claims management, continuous claims monitoring and effective litigation to reduce premium rates for insured clients and claims costs for self-insured clients.
Our approach to workers’ compensation litigation
To provide our clients with the most comprehensive, beneficial legal representation possible, we have a team of attorneys and paralegals who are dedicated exclusively to handling our clients’ workers’ compensation needs. In addition to aggressive litigation representation before the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges, the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, our workers’ compensation team is available to provide individual claim review, analysis and recommendations. We can also examine how third party liability issues, such as construction defects, can impact workers’ compensation claims.
It is our belief that early review, analysis and evaluation of claims involving the client and our workers’ compensation team reduces the total claim cost and the attendant litigation costs, or it can allow litigation costs to be focused on obtaining the maximum benefit for each litigation or pre-litigation dollar spent. We also represent employers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky facing direct liability for allegations of serious and willful misconduct.
Preventative legal counsel for West Virginia employers
At Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, we believe that the more our clients know about the intricacies of the West Virginia workers’ compensation statutory and regulatory system, the better prepared they are to identify potential pitfalls and to handle their claims while reducing the overall costs. Our workers’ compensation team is available to provide in-house training and seminars about any topics of interest to our clients, including claims processing procedures and OSHA violations.
Our workers’ compensation team offers client training sessions regarding basic West Virginia workers’ compensation, accident investigation and documentation for supervisors and the difference between compensable claims and noncompensable claims. The attorneys at our firm are also available to assist self-insured employers and their adjusters regarding claims management and claims adjudication for any area of West Virginia workers’ compensation law.
Our workers’ compensation team has worked with businesses both large and small, including self-insured companies and companies exempt from workers’ compensation requirements. We strive to understand the needs and goals of our clients from both a financial and a human relations standpoint. Our attorneys are known for their aggressive, goal oriented and cost-effective workers’ compensation and Black Lung Benefits Act representation, and we collaborate with our clients as part of their workers’ compensation team.
Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe offers comprehensive workers’ comp services
Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe offers comprehensive counsel and representation to employers in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky regarding workers’ compensation and other employee injury issues. Call us at 304-344-0100 or contact us online to begin a relationship with a law firm that is nationally recognized for experience and quality while remaining dedicated to its community and employees.