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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAssociate Attorney The candidate will gather medical evidence and medical records. Will take depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts and other parties. Conduct discovery and perform legal research. Remain current with developments in the law. Draft pleadings, findings of fact, motions, briefs, opinions and other legal documents. Litigate cases before a workers' compensation judge or referee. Represent the interests of the employer or insurer at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings. Communicate with claims representatives. Monitor loss run reports for trends and increases and alerts management to concerns. Assist with the investigation of accidents and problem areas. Manage workers' compensation costs to reduce liability. Compile and submit reports required by company management. Coordinate and attend claims reviews. Negotiate settlements on behalf of the insurance company.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree and proof of passing the Illinois Bar exam. Passing the Bar in other Midwest states a plus. Must have 0-2 years of less experience defending workers' compensation and general liability claims. Should also have strong academic record and references. Working knowledge of legal principles and practices is required. In depth knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations is needed. Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology is essential. Time Matters legal software experience preferred.
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