Heidelberg Steinberger has defended thousands of workers’ compensation claims under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act law, Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, the Jones Act and the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Act. Our firm provides unique and broad legal services to self-insured groups. We have developed entire workers’ compensation programs for self-insureds using tools such as accident prevention, drug screening, pre-employment physical examinations, and robust return to work policies. Both Tristan Armer and Karl Steinberger are recognized in Super-Lawyers for their workers’ compensation practices. Because 85% of all workers’ compensation cases are ultimately resolved by settlement, our attorneys often close claims quickly and with a minimum of file expense. But for the cases that cannot settle for a reasonable value, our attorneys have trial and appeal experience in the field that is second to none.
Our firm hosts an annual Worker’s Compensation Employee seminar each May providing employer’s the most current case law and best practices in protecting their business. We have developed a guidebook that is free to anyone that wants to reduce their workers’ compensation costs. Our lawyers have developed experience in drug testing, drug testing policy and the use of the intoxication defense. We have aided several carriers in the prosecution of claimants who commit fraud to obtain workers compensation benefits.
Our experience includes:
- Trying and appealing a case which addressed novel law regarding wages in lieu and the statute of limitations;
- Trying and appealing to the Full Commission a case which addressed the novel question of forfeiture of benefits when a claimant commits workers’ compensation fraud.
- Resolved and closed untold numbers of cases through settlement and mediation.
- Managing Medicare Set Aside and future medical compliance issues with the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) .