New England Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney
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 workers comp defense cases we handle include:
- Exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Injuries with associated psychological trauma
- Injuries involving disputes between successive insurers
Our workers’ compensation attorneys are proud to have served clients in the New England area.
What Is Workers' Compensation Defense?
Workers' compensation defense is a legal practice that helps businesses protect their interests in cases involving workers' compensation claims. A workers' comp defense lawyer provides employers with advice and representation on matters related to the filing of workers' comp claims, hearings, appeals, and other associated issues. By utilizing an experienced attorney who specializes in this area of law, companies can ensure they are protected from potentially costly settlements or awards made against them. With the right legal team in place, businesses can rest assured that their rights will be defended throughout the entire process.
What Are the Most Common Workers' Compensation Claims that Require a Defense?
Businesses often have to defend against various types of workers' compensation claims, including those related to:
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Disputes between successive insurers
- Psychological trauma associated with an injury
- and more
To protect their interests in such cases, employers must seek the advice and representation of a specialized workers' comp defense attorney who can provide experienced counsel on all matters related to the filing of a claim, hearings, appeals, and other associated issues. With the right legal team in place, businesses can ensure their rights will be defended throughout the entire claims process.
What Do Workers' Comp Defense Attorneys Do?
The role of a workers' comp defense lawyer is to provide the support required during the entirety of your claim fighting process. A workers' comp defense attorney will stay by your side to educate you and help you make wise decisions. For help with your case, call today!
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.
Our workers’ compensation defense attorneys have over 35 years of experience.
Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys
Alexander W. Ahrens
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.
Erin J.M. Alarcon
Of CounselErin’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.
Steven M. Banks
Steve is a Partner practicing from Melick & Porter’s office in Southbury, Connecticut. Steve began his career and honed his legal skills at a successful boutique firm in Danbury. Steve currently handles all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-litigation counseling, analysis and strategy to pleadings and discovery, to dispositive motion practice, trial advocacy and pre-trial/post-trial proceedings. He focuses his practice on premises liability, general liability, property disputes/land use, workers’ compensation, and product liability. He has extensive litigation and courtroom experience defending claims in Connecticut and New York.
Samantha J. Spicer
AssociateSamantha is an Associate in the Connecticut office. Her practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a ...
Robert T. Treat
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.
What Sets Us Apart
Well-Qualified & Accomplished Firm
Nationally Recognized Super Lawyers®
Seasoned Litigators & Appellate Attorneys
High-End Legal Representation
Track Record Of Client Success