Workers’ Comp Subrogation

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (MWL) remains the nation’s leading workers’ comp subrogation firm. MWL has recovered for its clients nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in subrogation recoveries, reimbursements, and future credits. Our attorneys are committed to maximizing recoveries for our clients and litigating third-party cases throughout North America. Our experience and knowledge in workers’ comp subrogation is second to none.

MWL attorneys get involved in workers’ comp cases from the moment a First Report is filed. We work directly with claims professionals and employers to identify third-party responsibility, locate and engage the top expert witnesses, and pursue third-party recovery through litigation and arbitration. In addition, our nationwide network of local counsel allows us to maximize our clients’ recoveries. We supply the expertise and oversight, giving them instructions on handling each file, while they provide the “boots on the ground” necessary to give us the time and cost savings needed to squeeze every subrogation dollar possible out of each and every file.

MWL has been instrumental in handling files in numerous states, which have effected changes in the laws governing workers’ comp subrogation, including:

  • The carrier’s ability to subrogate against uninsured motorist benefits;
  • The nature and type of payments that are recoverable;
  • Limiting attorney’s fees claimed by injured workers’ attorneys;
  • Recovery of attorney’s fees by the compensation carrier;
  • Consulted by the legislatures of various states when amending their statutes; and
  • The ability of a carrier to prosecute a third-party action on its own.

MWL wrote the book on workers’ comp subrogation! We are the law firm that publishes Workers’ Compensation Subrogation In All 50 States, published by Juris Publishing, Inc., New York, the best-selling national treatise used by industry professionals and practitioners throughout the country. To get the most subrogation dollars out of your file, rely on the subrogation firm with the most experience and expertise in workers’ comp subrogation.

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