“It’s Not Personal, It’s Strictly Business”…Or Is It? The Importance of Client and Employer Relationships for the Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney

by Sean Handy 

It should come to no surprise that, especially in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense law, establishing and maintaining the best possible working relationship with the client and the employer is of the utmost importance.  This is especially crucial when the employer is working under a high-deductible policy.  This is a rapidly-growing trend.  With a high-deductible policy, the employer generally demands to be much more involved given that the majority of the costs associated with litigating each claim are coming directly out of their pocket.  As a result, there is a critical equilibrium that must be reached between working with both the carrier and the employer.