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Title : Workers Compensation Attorney

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # BQEB859075

Workers' Compensation Attorney The candidate will gather and review medical evidence and medical records. 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 workers' compensation cases before an administrative law judge. 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 alert 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/employer. Other related duties as assigned. The candidate should have a J.D. and proof of admission to the Illinois bar; passing the bar in another Midwest state is a plus. Proven track record of progressive experience in workers A A? compensation defense work. Working knowledge of legal principles and practices. In-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and legal terminology. Microsoft Word and Outlook experience required; Time Matters legal software experience preferred. Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, research and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multitask. Excellent telephone and writing skills. Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure. Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently. Organization, planning, attention to detail, and dependability. Firm and client confidentiality is required.

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