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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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Arthur T. Aylward was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Arthur T. Aylward

Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Medina, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Appellate Practice Litigation - Real Estate
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Kevin W. Cloe was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kevin W. Cloe

Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Municipal Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Daphne, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Herndon, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Goldsboro, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Asheville, North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina Durham, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Henderson, North Carolina New Bern, North Carolina Rocky Mount, North Carolina Sanford, North Carolina Greenville, North Carolina Wilson, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
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  • Location:
    Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Railroad Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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P. Andrew Laird, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

P. Andrew Laird, Jr.

Webster Henry Bradwell Cohan Speagle & DeShazo P.C.
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Daphne, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Insurance Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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Robert E. Maciorowski was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert E. Maciorowski

Rusin & Maciorowski, Ltd.
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Insurance Law Education Law Water Law Litigation - Real Estate Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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Charles F. Midkiff was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles F. Midkiff

Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Natural Resources Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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Allan M. Muir was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Allan M. Muir

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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James G. Muncie Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James G. Muncie Jr.

Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Canton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona Salt Lake City, Utah Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Daphne, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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Roger C. Riddick was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Roger C. Riddick

McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC
  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation

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Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Definition

Most workers’ compensation programs are mandated by state law. However, a few, such as the Federal Employer Liability Act, covering railroad workers, are based on federal law. Some workers’ compensation laws are not mandatory, such as Texas. Each State’s system is different, but the purpose is to cover employers and employees with insurance to provide weekly compensation and medical benefits, with some provision for permanent disabilities or impairments, to employees to replace the common law system of lawsuits used before the turn of the 20th Century.  

Begun in England with the recognition that normal lawsuits took too long and were too uncertain for industrial injuries, the trend reached the United States, and individual states started amending their constitutions and passing statutes, first voluntary, then mandatory, to provide no-fault systems with statutorily prescribed amounts of payments to injured workers or to the families of deceased workers whose injuries occurred on the job. In return for the “no-fault” system, employers received what has turned out to be limited immunity from lawsuits by injured workers.

Today, most states’ systems include private insurers who can write coverage nationally, with the exception of Ohio, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming, which do not allow private primary insurance coverage, and instead have systems in which employers pay into a State Fund, or are allowed to self-insure. Employers’ lawyers, together with your insurance broker, can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of self-insurance in the various states.  

Although the workers’ compensation systems are “no-fault,” lawyers become involved in individual claims when there are disputes over whether the claimant was actually employed by the employer, whether injuries actually occurred on the job, whether conditions were pre-existing or arose from another cause, as well as issues regarding the extent of the alleged disability or impairment, the duration of weekly benefits, the relationship of medical bills to the original injury, and other issues. At that time, an Employers’ Lawyer can conduct an investigation for factual and surveillance evidence, collect medical records, have the claimant examined in an independent medical examination, and then defend and argue the employer’s case at administrative hearings and/or in court, depending upon that particular state’s system.  

Some states have safety rules that are enforced through the workers’ compensation system by enhanced weekly payments or other benefits, and are apart from the federal OSHA system. Some states allow lawsuits outside of the workers’ compensation system by injured workers, in the case of perceived willful, intentional, or deliberate intent by employers, depending on the state. 

Some states allow workers’ compensation attorneys to be designated as specialists. Generally, an employer should have a regular workers’ compensation defense attorney advising the employer, in addition to any third party administrator or other claims adjuster the employer might have, since the attorney’s perspective is that of one who must uphold the employer’s position at hearing or in trial. In some states, the defense attorney is not only paid by the insurance company, but the insurance company is the actual party in the case. In those instances, the employer might wish to consider having counsel to make sure that the insurance counsel is representing the employer’s interests adequately as they are obliged to do.   

Most workers’ compensation programs are mandated by state law. However, a few, such as the Federal Employer Liability Act, covering railroad workers, are based on federal law. Some workers’ compensation laws are not mandatory, such as Texas. Each State’s system is different, but the purpose is to cover employers and employees with insurance to provide weekly compensation and medical benefits, with some provision for permanent disabilities or impairments, to employees to replace the common law system of lawsuits used before the turn of the 20th Century.  

Begun in England with the recognition that normal lawsuits took too long and were too uncertain for industrial injuries, the trend reached the United States, and individual states started amending their constitutions and passing statutes, first voluntary, then mandatory, to provide no-fault systems with statutorily prescribed amounts of payments to injured workers or to the families of deceased workers whose injuries occurred on the job. In return for the “no-fault” system, employers received what has turned out to be limited immunity from lawsuits by injured workers.

Today, most states’ systems include private insurers who can write coverage nationally, with the exception of Ohio, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming, which do not allow private primary insurance coverage, and instead have systems in which employers pay into a State Fund, or are allowed to self-insure. Employers’ lawyers, together with your insurance broker, can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of self-insurance in the various states.  

Although the workers’ compensation systems are “no-fault,” lawyers become involved in individual claims when there are disputes over whether the claimant was actually employed by the employer, whether injuries actually occurred on the job, whether conditions were pre-existing or arose from another cause, as well as issues regarding the extent of the alleged disability or impairment, the duration of weekly benefits, the relationship of medical bills to the original injury, and other issues. At that time, an Employers’ Lawyer can conduct an investigation for factual and surveillance evidence, collect medical records, have the claimant examined in an independent medical examination, and then defend and argue the employer’s case at administrative hearings and/or in court, depending upon that particular state’s system.  

Some states have safety rules that are enforced through the workers’ compensation system by enhanced weekly payments or other benefits, and are apart from the federal OSHA system. Some states allow lawsuits outside of the workers’ compensation system by injured workers, in the case of perceived willful, intentional, or deliberate intent by employers, depending on the state. 

Some states allow workers’ compensation attorneys to be designated as specialists. Generally, an employer should have a regular workers’ compensation defense attorney advising the employer, in addition to any third party administrator or other claims adjuster the employer might have, since the attorney’s perspective is that of one who must uphold the employer’s position at hearing or in trial. In some states, the defense attorney is not only paid by the insurance company, but the insurance company is the actual party in the case. In those instances, the employer might wish to consider having counsel to make sure that the insurance counsel is representing the employer’s interests adequately as they are obliged to do.