WORKERS' COMPENSATION

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Our workers’ compensation attorneys concentrate their practice exclusively on the defense of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators and claims-servicing agencies for matters in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Job-related injury claims are handled from the initial investigation and counseling stage. Gallivan White Boyd provides advice and recommendations on decisions regarding compensability, risk/benefit analysis and management, cost assessment and containment, and medical provider recommendations.

We handle a wide array of workers’ compensation injury claims including, but not limited to:

  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Death Claims & Related Beneficiary Issues
  • Mental Issues
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Overlay
  • Quadriplegia
  • Repetitive Trauma
  • Spinal Injury
  • Stroke and Heart Attacks
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Additionally, we routinely defend claims through initial hearings before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Our attorneys have vast experience defending appeals before the full commission as well as North Carolina and South Carolina circuit and appellate courts.

Gallivan White Boyd uses a team approach to the resolution of claims for clients.  Attorneys are supported by other attorneys in regular nonbillable roundtable discussions of unique issues. We are fortunate to have a superior team of paralegals and support staff dedicated to the efficient defense and management of workers’ compensation claims. We believe this systematic approach will exceed the expectations of the clients we represent. Together, we help cultivate an array of skills and knowledge that have contributed to successful representation of clients in the following industries:

  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Golf Courses
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Staffing & Employment Agencies
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Self-Insured Employers

Gallivan White Boyd has developed extensive experience and skills in the handling of matters in all phases of workers’ compensation litigation for self-insured employers.  Workers’ compensation claims handled in-house by employers or through third party administrators can provide significant economic and logistical benefits. Self-insuring or self-funding employers have the ability to control the defense of a workers’ compensation claim, safeguard against negative organizational culture impacts, and meet financial goals.

We work with the client to map out a strategy for each matter at hand.  The first step in that process is understanding how the client’s business functions. It is critical to identify the current needs of the business as well as its future business goals. Then, we determine how each individual claim and its possible solutions will affect the client’s overall business.  The team works diligently to systematically and strategically offer self-insured employers the most cost-effective approach in handling claims.

Resources

Workers’ Compensation Defense Guide

This guide includes helpful hints for North Carolina and South Carolina, Medicare compliance, net present value tables and phases of treatment under the opioid utilization rules.

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