Workers’ Compensation Defense

Tharpe & Howell, LLP’s Workers’ Compensation Defense team works with employers and their TPAs to quickly and efficiently resolve Workers’ Compensation claims.  We assist by providing recommendations intended to reduce overall exposure.  Our proactive approach and individualized case strategies allow us to contain treatment and achieve timely results.  We implement an efficient case management program by:

  • Prompt reporting and continuous communication.
  • Detailed investigation.
  • Early development of case objectives and resolution strategies.
  • Consistent file handling.

We have an experienced team of litigators and represent clients before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board throughout California.  We also handle claims for discrimination under Labor Code section 132(a), claims for serious and willful misconduct under Labor Code section 4553, ADA issues, subrogation, reconsideration, and appeals.

What makes us unique is our ability to assist employers beyond the scope of the Workers’ Compensation laws.  As a member of The California Coalition on Worker’s Compensation (CCWC), we are at the forefront of legislative developments and the ever-changing landscape of this dynamic area of law. In addition, because our Workers’ Compensation Team works closely with our Employment Practices Group, we are able to help employers navigate the web of State and Federal “anti-discrimination” statutes which are frequently implicated when an industrial injury occurs.  The collective knowledge and experience of these practice groups is highly valued by our clients and allows us to provide comprehensive and practical result-oriented counseling.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • Gallagher-Bassett
  • CorVel Corporation
  • Keenan & Associates
  • Athens Administrators
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • AIG/Chartis
  • The Hartford
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Zurich Insurance Company
  • The Amateur Softball Association of America
  • All Yellow Taxi, Inc.
  • The Complete Logistics Company
  • Alvord Unified School District
  • ABF Freight Systems, Inc.
  • St. George Warehouse
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