Successful defense of high-stakes workers’ compensation case.
We successfully defended a workers’ compensation case that was transferred from the insurance carrier’s staff counsel after litigation and motion practice. After a settlement offer in excess of $16 million was rejected, the case went to trial. At trial, we were able to prove that an uninsured subcontractor was hired by the general contractor, who was the actual employer of the injured worker. Under New Jersey Law, this means that the general contractor is responsible for the workers' compensation benefits for the petitioner. The case was dismissed with prejudice, and the general contractor was also ordered to reimburse the carrier approximately $2.8 million that they had paid out, based upon a previous order to provide medical and temporary benefits to the petitioner.