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Premier New England Trial Attorneys
Workers' Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation

Protecting Your Company’s Bright Future

Melick & Porter, LLP counsels self-insured employers and insurance companies on a broad array of matters throughout the workers’ compensation process, from advice on claims upon filing through formal hearings and appeals. We value our relationships with our clients and we serve as regional counsel to many of our clients. Our attorneys efficiently and effectively defend a high volume of workers’ compensation cases and are adept at handling claims presenting unique legal and evidentiary issues. The types of cases we handle include exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances, repetitive stress injuries, injuries with associated psychological trauma, and injuries involving disputes between successive insurers.

Call (617) 523-6200 or contact us online to learn about your options for handling workers’ compensation claims. We are proud to have served clients in New England and beyond for over 35 years.

Additional In-Depth Services

In addition to litigation defense, we also conduct risk management programs. We provide employers with advice and recommendations to help them reduce the likelihood of workplace injuries and minimize potential exposure. This proactive approach also helps clients be well-positioned in the event of litigation.

In addition to our experience in workers’ compensation cases, we also use our resources in employment and toxic tort exposure cases. We have represented thousands of employers in state and federal courts over our long history as a firm, and we can use our success strategies to strengthen your unique case.

Call (617) 523-6200 to work with our workers’ compensation defense attorneys today on your case.

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Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Alexander W. Ahrens

    Associate

    Alex is an associate in our Connecticut office. He graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He has a B.A. degree in English from Gettysburg College. Alex was an Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review and received awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Performance in Oral Advocacy.
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    Erin J.M. Alarcon

    Of Counsel

    Erin’s extensive experience includes the defense of employment practices, insurance coverage, premises liability, and professional malpractice matters. She recently obtained a favorable finding before a New Hampshire medical malpractice screening panel in a negligent EMT case. She has also obtained summary judgment on behalf of numerous clients, including a pre-fabricated building company in a negligent construction matter.
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    Steven M. Banks

    Associate

    Steve studied business and psychology at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and was honored with the Dean's Scholarship award. Following graduation from law school, Steve joined a small law firm in Danbury, Connecticut where he grew his practice for eleven years before joining Melick & Porter.
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    Erinn M. Gloster

    Associate

    Erinn earned her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and was admitted to Massachusetts in 2014. Erinn worked full-time as a paralegal for Melick & Porter, supporting multiple practice groups, including premises liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. Erinn's practice includes product liability, premises liability, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment litigation.
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    Johnathan L. Konandreas

    Associate

    Johnathan graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2018. During law school, he won the Connecticut Judges Association Memorial Award and was named Student Leader of the Year in 2018.
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    Robert T. Treat

    Partner

    Rob concentrates his practice on premises liability, professional liability, explosion, construction injury and worker’s compensation matters. Rob’s most notable defense verdicts in civil jury trials include: a negligent product distribution claim by a waitress whose face was burned by flaming brandy flambé spilled on her by a chef performing a “Strawberry Flambe” on stage.
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    Christopher R. Van Tienhoven

    Partner

    Christopher is a graduate of Denison University, and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2009. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Christopher practiced with several boutique and regional defense firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has trial experience in Connecticut and Rhode Island Superior Courts.
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    John G. Wheatley

    Partner

    John is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He joined the firm in 2011. John focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability, premises liability, liquor liability, worker’s compensation, and insurance coverage matters. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Maine. John has successfully obtained defense judgments for numerous clients in courts in both Massachusetts and Maine.
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