Workers' Compensation

We defend Arkansas employers of all sizes in a wide variety of workers’ compensation cases, representing insured and self-insured companies as well as third-party administrations. We practice before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission (AWCC) and before appeals courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court. We have one of the few teams in Arkansas dedicated exclusively to the defense of workers’ compensation claims, and our lawyers are recognized by their peers, as evidenced by their inclusion in The Best Lawyers in AmericaMid-South Super Lawyers, and Top Lawyers by Corporate Counsel.

In addition to handling investigations and discovery on behalf of clients with regard to specific incidents alleged, building the case in order to successfully defend it, we advise clients on developing, documenting, and implementing effective policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal laws. Besides numerous hearings and appeals, our work has included mediations, negotiations, and all types of structured or lump-sum settlements.

Our clients include some of the country’s largest insurance companies, third-party administrators, agricultural, hospital, and school district self-insured trusts. We represent clients before the state Insurance Department and state and appellate courts. Our experience also extends to FELA and Longshoremen Act cases. When it is appropriate to do so, we collaborate with lawyers in the firm’s health care and tax practices, to provide the best and most complete guidance and representation from a full-service perspective.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers are frequently called upon to also provide training and education in a variety of forums.