As team member Mills Gallivan explains, GWB's Workers' Compensation Team concentrates its practice exclusively on the defense of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies. Workers compensation defense litigation matters are handled by our law firm on a statewide basis. Job-related injury claims are handled from the initial investigation and counseling stage, and team members provide advice and recommendations on decisions regarding compensability, risk/benefit analysis and management, cost assessment and containment, and medical provider recommendations and management.
Additionally, Workers Compensation Team members have developed extensive negotiation skills, which are offered to clients in both alternative dispute resolution and other negotiation settings. GWB's Workers' Compensation team complements its workers' compensation law practice by offering a full range of second injury recovery services including trials and appeals on Second Injury Fund issues. GWB's success in this area is well known.
Team members routinely defend litigation claims through initial hearings before the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, as well as appeals before the Commission and various South Carolina circuit and appellate courts. A complement of partners, associates, paralegals, and support staff that are likewise dedicated to the efficient defense and management of workers' compensation claims assist these attorneys.
In addition to the active defense of pending claims, Workers' Compensation Team members routinely provide in-house presentations and seminars for both insurance and corporate clients. These seminars often deal with recent and developing trends in workers' compensation law and legislation, but can also be tailored to address the specific needs and concerns of the client in question, with particular emphasis on ways avoid, minimize, or manage on-the-job injuries and related litigation.
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GWB is ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in
its inaugural edition. GWB is ranked in Tier 1 of the Metropolitan
Rankings for Greenville, South Carolina in Workers' Compensation Law – Employers.