Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (MWL) has a concentrated practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Defending workers’ comp claims for insurance companies, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators, MWL has developed a reputation for the honest, cost-effective, and efficient defense of workers’ compensation claims, handling a large case load of claims before Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) throughout Wisconsin. MWL also handles workers’ compensation appellate work before the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC), all Wisconsin Circuit Courts, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. We are known for our honest and realistic case assessments and our prompt and candid evaluations of viable defenses before the case reaches the ALJ. We are well-versed and experienced in the handling of Medicare Set-Asides and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) liability when necessary to closing out a claim, and are able to handle such matters for you from start to finish.

MWL has a workers’ comp defense team of dedicated shareholders and associates who are proficient in the prosecution and defense of workers’ comp claims. Proper counsel is imperative, and our attorneys provide an aggressive, thorough and realistic evaluation of claims at the outset to produce the best result for our clients. Our attorneys work as a team with the client to develop and implement cost-effective and appropriate legal strategies.

MWL lawyers always take an assertive, even aggressive approach to workers’ compensation defense. We believe that, while an injured worker deserves the compensation that he or she is entitled to receive, insurers and employers should not have to pay a penny more than the claim merits. MWL knows how to take effective action on behalf of its clients because they know the law, they know the issues and they know the workers’ comp system.

Throughout the defense of your claim, you will have senior attorneys working on the case and advancing your defense with great dispatch toward an immediate resolution. We zealously and aggressively pursue your bottom line, whether the ultimate resolution rests in settlement, litigation before the ALJ, or appeal. Above all, we defend your best interests at all times, steadfastly representing your position and standing behind both your decisions and our work.