Since we began as a boutique workers’ compensation law firm in 2002, Chartwell Law has provided our clients with creative and proactive representation in the defense of workers’ compensation matters. We have always sought to “think outside the box” to help our clients meet their goals. While we have grown significantly across multiple practice areas, workers’ compensation remains an integral part of Chartwell Law.
We provide a full range of services to insurance carriers, self-insured entities, third-party administrators, and public and private employers – from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom. Chartwell Law attorneys are sought-after speakers and active members of organizations, including the Defense Research Institute (Workers’ Compensation Committee), The Workers’ Compensation Institute, and more. They frequently serve as lecturers and authors, report on legislative initiatives and regulatory developments, and present workshops of interest to the workers’ compensation community.
Our engagement begins before litigation, as we advise our clients on their obligations under applicable state laws and administrative regulations. We provide preventative risk management guidance to reduce the likelihood of workers’ compensation claims before they occur.
When claims arise, we partner with our clients to determine the most effective resolution for each claim, working together throughout the process. We begin with thorough investigations to uncover fraud or other weaknesses that impact the validity of claims. Some claims may be settled with minimal expense, while others may require extensive discovery, litigation, or appeals. Our team is committed to pursuing settlement whenever appropriate and always with terms most favorable to our clients. We appreciate that each claim is unique and that every client has a different objective. Our representation reflects that understanding.
Extensive experience and industry-specific knowledge enable our team to obtain the best possible outcomes for our clients. Purposeful and strategic throughout the litigation process - and working alongside our colleagues in other practice groups - we have saved our workers’ compensation clients millions of dollars and recovered millions more.
We represent workers’ compensation clients in numerous states, including: