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Workers' Compensation

Bonner Kiernan has unique experience in handling employment issues and workers’ compensation claims.
 
We have represented employers at every stage of the workers' compensation process, including initial accident investigations, investigations, monitoring appropriate and necessary medical care and making recommendations regarding returning injured workers to gainful alternate employment.  Our attorneys also assist in developing employee policy guidance and training seminars, and provide representation at Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, Informal Conferences, Formal Hearings, de novo jury trials, alternative dispute resolution and appeals.
 
We focus on providing proven litigation strategies that assist our clients in managing workers’ compensation claims.  Complex workers’ compensation matters can involve pre-existing or subsequent injuries, with multiple employers and jurisdictions.  We represent and provide advice as coordinating counsel for large national employers, insurance carriers, local employers and their third-party administrators or risk managers.   Our clients include many in the hospitality, medical, transportation, publishing, construction, information technology, and distribution fields, including many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

Our attorneys are experienced in training claims personnel in investigation and management of workers’ compensation claims to provide successful, cost effective, litigation strategies.  We have extensive experience in working with employer’s, adjusters, vocational rehabilitation counselors, treating physicians and selecting independent medical examiners.  Our goal is to provide the finest legal services at a fair cost.  We never forget that our role is to provide solid defense strategies and recommendations to our clients.  It is you, our valued clients, which make the decisions regarding your claims.  We are creative in focusing on the long term objective regarding any given claim, whether that be challenging a frivolous claim for the principle, working to return the claimant to active employment, or placing the claim in a settlement posture.  Bonner Kiernan incorporates each employer's unique risk management philosophy into the claims resolution process to manage and resolve claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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