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Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

For more than 170 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives and IDE journey.Our In-house Counsel is currently seeking a Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney who resides in Northern California. This position is remote based with in-person Board appearances as necessary.Position Overview:Investigates and manages Workers' Compensation cases from inception until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial. Works with adjuster and clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This is a Full Time / Exempt role.In this role, you will: Handles a caseload of Workers' Compensation cases Meets with clients and claims professionals to resolve cases in the most cost-effective manner Answers and develops theories and affirmative defenses Engages in routine motion practice, discovery, and research Handles routine depositions, hearings, conferences, and Trials Travels to the boards as requiredWhat you need to apply: Minimum 4 years litigation experience Must have a valid driver's license, an acceptable MVR and an ability to maintain confidentiality Admitted to the bar and must be licensed to practice law in the jurisdictions where assigned Advocacy: Has the knowledge and ability to assist, defend or plead for another Communication: Has a knowledge and ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman's terms Organization Skills: Must have the ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively maximize productivityDesired skills and experience: Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Word, Lexis/Westlaw, and daily management of e-mail and calendar Able to work in a team environment with other attorneys, adjusters and other claims professionals and support staff Investigative Skills: Has an ability to follow up step by step on inquiry or observation; to trace or track, search or examine with care and accuracy. Specifically, must take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion Legal Research: Must demonstrate the ability to locate cases, treaties, codified laws and statutes aimed at the discovery and interpretation of law and to draw a reasonable and accurate conclusion or render an opinion there from Courtroom Skills: Has appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is familiar with the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Dedication to providing the highest professional service to clients and claims professionalsPhysical demands & work environment: Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office equipment Ability to operate a motor vehicle Ability to travel as necessary Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periodsCAREER DEVELOPMENT:It's not just a job, it's a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you - at every level - to grow and develop.BENEFITS:We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you'll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance 401K with a company match Tuition reimbursement PTO Company paid holidays Flexible work arrangements Cultural Awareness Day in support of IDE On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only) Click here for the full list of BenefitsEEO statement:The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, should contact us at: hrservices@hanover.com and include the link of the job posting in which you are interested.Privacy Policy:To view our privacy policy and online privacy statement, click here.Applicants who are California residents: To see the types of information we may collect from applicants and employees and how we use it, please click here.

Keywords: The Hanover Insurance Group, West Sacramento , Workers' Compensation Defense Attorney, Other , West Sacramento, California

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