About the Workers’ Compensation Group
Weber Gallagher is experienced in all levels of workers’ compensation matters, from higher volume, routine injuries to complex cases involving unique medical, legal or factual circumstances. Our clients’ employees work in both union and non-union settings, and with both harmonious and challenging labor/management issues. We routinely recover subrogation liens, work with prosecutors on matters involving allegations of fraud, prepare and file amicus briefs and assist with advancing our clients’ legislative agendas. Our clients include public and private employers, insurers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
Our Workers’ Compensation Group is the firm’s largest practice and among its most formidable, attaining a “Law Firm of the Year” designation for 2013 in U.S. News &World Report’s “Best Law Firms.” Two of our attorneys have been named U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year for Workers’ Compensation – Employers.” Our attorneys handle cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware and when necessary, in federal court. They also handle matters related to the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Our group’s risk management strategies and alternative dispute resolution options prevent litigation and reduce client legal costs and financial exposure. This requires a unique approach to handling matters and a true partnership with our client’s business models and goals. Our group coordinates workers’ compensation policies for national businesses operating across multiple states. For those cases when litigation remains the best option, our group combines the skills of former prosecutors and highly experienced civil litigators, adding a valuable dimension to the practice. The group also provides expert witness services at our clients’ request pursuant to cases brought under their Errors and Omissions policies.
We keep our clients current on workers’ compensation issues through small seminars, tailored to the particular client’s needs, and through regular publications on legal decisions and trends. Partner Peter Weber serves as a co-author of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure Manual (the “Bible” of Workers’ Compensation Law). Partner Greg Lois authors New York Workers’ Compensation. The group sends an annual update to clients on case law and statutory changes and releases regular e-alerts on all items of topical interest.