Workers' Compensation Attorney

  • 415 N 10th St, St. Louis, MO 63101, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a law firm defending employers in Workers’ Compensation and defendants in General Liability matters. H&R is based in Chicago with additional offices in Springfield, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; Overland Park, KS and Omaha, Nebraska. The firm handles matters throughout the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Wisconsin. Founded by Thomas G. Hennessy and James P. Roach on May 17, 1993, the firm continues to grow.

Job Description

Successful Midwestern law firm is seeking a Workers’ Compensation Attorney with 8-20 years of experience defending workers’ compensation in our St. Louis, MO office.   Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a growing and dynamic firm with a seven-state footprint (WI, IN, IL, MO, NE, KS and IA).  The ability to bring a book of business is preferred, but not necessary.  Please submit a resume along with a writing sample and references.

Title: Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Based at: St. Louis, MO

Essential Job Functions:

·         Litigating workers’ compensation cases through all phases.

·         Excellent client relation skills.

·         Market to existing and potential clients.

·         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.

·         Gathering medical evidence and medical records.

·         Taking depositions of the claimant, physicians, medical experts, and other parties.

·         Conducting discovery.

·         Performing legal research.

·         Remaining current with developments in the law.

·         Drafting pleadings, findings of fact, motions, briefs, opinions, and other legal documents.

·         Litigating 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.

·         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.

·         Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Skills and Qualifications:

·         J.D. and license in Missouri and Illinois.

·         Proven track record of 8-20 years of progressive experience workers’ compensation.

·         Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure.

·         Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well independently.

·         Firm and Client Confidentiality required

Additional Information

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account (FSA), Health Spending Account (HSA), Short Term & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness & Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with company match. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.