Workers' Compensation

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Team Leaders

Team Leader


Steptoe & Johnson is committed to a team approach to meeting the needs of clients, while providing the highest quality legal services at the best value. The team understands that workers' compensation represents a significant cost of doing business in the region. Team lawyers strive to create a partnership with clients to manage all aspects of workers' compensation effectively.

Group members treat the workers' compensation practice as a distinct and specialized area, requiring the full-time commitment of experienced attorneys and paralegals.

Representative Experience
  • Defended a company in workers’ compensation claim alleging manganese toxicity causing Parkinsonism
  • Represented clients in more than 150 appeals before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Defended numerous employers from claimants’ permanent total disability applications
  • Defended general contractor in workers’ compensation coverage dispute with sub-contractor
  • Represented clients in more than 1500 protests before the Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges
  • Represented clients in more than 500 appeals before the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review
  • Defended multi-national manufacturer in workers’ compensation claim and related deliberate intent action alleging solvent exposure
  • Defended against multiple claims arising from allegations of chemical exposure at mining laboratory
  • Defended numerous industries and businesses in claims of occupational pneumoconiosis
  • Defended numerous county boards of education from complicated protests regarding denial of benefits, treatment issues, and claims for indemnity benefits





  • Dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers and paralegals
  • Coordination with private disability and health plans
  • Coordination of litigation with deliberate intent and workers’ compensation discrimination claims

Team Members