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Title : Workers Compensation Paralegal

Location : Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Refer to Job # PSOA816404


Workers' Compensation Paralegal The candidate reports To: Attorney Team Leader, Office Manager, HR Manager. Assists attorney in all aspects of trial preparation and litigation of cases. Prepares client files for hearings. Prepares legal documentation for execution by the parties. Schedules mediation conferences and hearings with Judges, counsel and/or insurance carriers; Prepares resolution documents. Communicates with clients via personal meetings, phone, email, and mail. Communicates with insurance carriers, counsel, and Judges. Calculates average weekly wage, and partial disability for clients. Obtains reimbursement of litigation costs. Manages calendar for attorney. Trains staff on case development. Case and Checklist Management. Vocational meetings. Manages cases where fees are being received.. Prepares quantum meruit for presentation to court. Reviews cases to ensure attorney's fees are up to date, and execute the appropriate follow up. Ensures attorney fees are being paid by insurance carrier. Performs docket searches and obtains lien information from various entities prior to conclusion of litigation. Uploads and obtains relevant case information from the Bureau of Workers Compensation management system, WCAIS. Assists other team members with questions and problems. Calculates distribution of checks of over $500 for attorney accounts. Ensures proper filing of original legal documents. Assigns and supervises the work of other team members. New client intakes. Files petitions with Bureau of Workers Compensation. Scans documents in client's file. Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data. Should have Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret court documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write legal documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate and percent of wages. Paralegal Certification is a plus.
 
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