We represent a number of clients in the defense of workers' compensation claims under the Longshore Harbor Act and various state workers' compensation statutes. In addition, the firm handles the defense of suits for maritime personal injury under the Jones Act and Section 905(b). The various disability discrimination acts (ADA, etc.) are frequently involved in workers' compensation claims as well. Our attorneys appear routinely before state and federal courts and agencies and are familiar with the personnel and procedures at the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) and the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ).
Although workers' compensation defense is a high volume, fast-paced field, at Sher Garner, every case is given care and attention to insure that each employer and insured's matter is handled promptly, efficiently and effectively. The hallmarks of our service are reasonable attorney caseloads, expertise in the law, timely communications with the client and cost effective representation. Clients hear from assigned attorneys regularly, are provided with timely recommendations regarding case handling and strategy, get prompt return of phone calls and are provided with timely and meaningful status reports. Strong emphasis is also placed on prompt and cost effective file closure.