Workers' Compensation

MacDonald Illig's Workers' Compensation Group provides sophisticated representation to employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in the defense of workers' compensation claims. Our clients are involved in many aspects of commerce and industry, including manufacturing, construction, tool & die, transportation, retail, and health care. We handle matters before workers' compensation judges throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania, and before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Supreme courts.

The attorneys of the Workers' Compensation Group understand that litigating workers' compensation claims is costly for employers and insurers, and therefore strive to control costs for our clients. We work closely with employers and insurers to minimize potential liability for workers' compensation benefits, as well as damages claimed under other employment laws, including anti-discrimination and wage and hour statutes. Working in concert with vocational counselors, and rehabilitation management firms, we help employers return injured employees to productive work. In addition to aggressively defending claims, we also and identify and pursue third-party liability.

Additional counseling and representation capabilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Workers' compensation rates
  • Safety committees
  • Modified duty programs
  • Personnel and safety policies
  • Loss prevention
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' compensation fraud
  • Contract drafting

To enhance our provision of comprehensive services to employers, insurers, and third-party administrators, the attorneys of the Workers' Compensation Group frequently draw on the resources of MacDonald Illig's other distinguished business and litigation departments, including the Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance, and Labor & Employment groups. We are proud of the outstanding reputation we have established both within and beyond Northwestern Pennsylvania, and look forward to addressing your workers' compensation needs.  If we might be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us