Williams & Williams was founded in 1956 and devotes its practice to defending insurance companies, public and private employers, and third-party administrators in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation claims.
CLAIM EVALUATION AND RESOLUTION
Williams and Williams will provide you with strategic advice on handling every stage of a claim, from inception to resolution. We will:
Guide you through the process of converting a claim with suggestions on issues of controversy and defense strategy, and file the required Ph-16.2 Pre-Hearing Conference Statement to preserve your defenses.
Address issues as they arise regarding claims for lost time and disputed medical treatment.
Help evaluate your potential exposure and negotiate and prepare favorable settlements to limit your expenditures.
Williams and Williams keeps you and your needs at the forefront with comprehensive claim reviews. We believe that maintaining consistent lines of communication with Attorneys, Carriers and Employers is necessary for a successful defense.
We represent the interests of employers and insurance carriers on all determinations of compensability.
Our team of experienced Attorneys appear at hearings before the Workers' Compensation Board at all Western New York hearing points, including Buffalo, Jamestown, Allegany, Rochester and Batavia. We also appear virtually at hearings throughout New York.
We conduct depositions of medical and lay witnesses out of Court to move cases forward.
If needed, we will appeal your case to the Workers' Compensation Board, Third Department and/or Court of Appeals, statewide.
Williams and Williams uses the latest technology and social media tools, and works closely with surveillance companies to ensure proper defense of your case and stop fraud. Our attorneys have extensive experience in successfully prosecuting claims of fraud under Workers' Compensation Law Section 114-a.
Williams and Williams will negotiate with opposing counsel, and appear in civil court if necessary, to resolve any issues pertaining to liens on third-party settlements and subrogation.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle all types of claims arising out of the Workers' Compensation Law, including the specialized areas such as:
Sports related injuries involving professional athletes
Medical treatment issues including opioid medication weaning
Complex occupational disease and death claims including asbestos related diseases and other claims of toxic exposure
Issues of insurance coverage and proper employer/carrier
Section 120 discrimination claims
Volunteer Firefighter Claims
Disputed claims for New York State Disability Benefits
Pursuing recovery of fraudulently obtained Workers' Compensation benefits