Workers Compensation Legal Specialist

Workers Compensation Legal Specialist

01 Jun 2022
New York, Syracuse, 13201 Syracuse USA

Workers Compensation Legal Specialist

Who Are We?Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.Job CategoryClaim, LegalCompensation OverviewThe annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.Salary Range$73,800.00 - $121,700.00Target Openings1What Is the Opportunity?This position is responsible for representing the interests of the clients in the litigation of disputed Workers Compensation claims. Provides client services as part of a legal team. Independently provides aggressive case handling with a resolution focus. Remains current on related legal and regulatory governances and changes. Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility .Primary Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesIndependently handles a full to moderate caseload with low to moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution with limited support.

Handles hearings, court events, and other appointments independently as jurisdictionally appropriate.

Works under the guidance of an assigned attorney in litigating files.

Conducts legal research as necessary.

Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents.

Understands customers' business goals and assists in achieving those goals.

Actively seeks opportunities and participates in special projects and on committees.

Interprets and analyzes medical reports or bills/invoices and provides disability ratings and/or other Official Medical Fee Schedules where jurisdictionally applicable.

Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners and clients on appropriate file handling strategy.

Integrates legal support staff into case handling process when appropriate.

Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships.

Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, and other reports appropriate to performance of job duties.

Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law.

Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Meets annual billable hour expectations.

Mentors and trains less experienced staff where warranted.

Minimum QualificationsA minimum of 10 years of workers compensation claim or legal experience; or Hearing Representative experience with strong litigation focus; or Juris doctorate.

Education, Work Experience, & KnowledgeBachelor’s Degree or law degree preferred. Legal Studies degree strongly preferred.

Strong understanding of jurisdiction’s Workers Compensation law and litigation procedures.

High proficiency in using legal research software (e.g. Westlaw, Pacer), Microsoft Office and PDF Software.

Job Specific Technical Skills & CompetenciesStrong and persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy skills.

Strong organizational skills

Exhibits Business Integrity.

Strong evaluation and negotiation skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and also effectively with others in a team environment.

Ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision.

Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position.

Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology, MA, Claim Platform and other law office management programs.

Ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision.

Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work.

Demonstrates knowledge of the various jurisdictional rules for Workers Compensation law and litigation procedures.

Demonstrates creative problem solving and analytical skills.

Employment PracticesTravelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .

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