For 30 years, Brownson Norby attorneys have represented corporations, insurers and employers in Workers’ Compensation matters.
Minnesota workers’ compensation laws are complex and ever changing. Our workers’ compensation defense attorneys focus their practice and provide excellent legal services to the firm’s clients in workers’ compensation matters.
Our workers’ compensation defense practice involves:
- Counsel to our clients’ claims professionals
- Guidance to employers on policies and strategies to minimize liabilities from injured workers and, where possible, planning how the employee can return to work
- Complex questions of liability allocation
- Personal injury defense
- Trial and settlement strategy
- Trial hearings
- Mediation and arbitration
- Appellate practice at the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court
- Excess insurance coverage
- Intervention proceedings
- Coverage B matters
- Interplay relationship with related civil litigation involving employer liability, contribution
- Exclusive remedy provisions of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act
We have handled a wide range of matters in Workers’ Compensation, including but not limited to:
- Asbestos claims
- Coordination of benefits
- Coverage disputes
- Cumulative trauma
- Employment disputes
- Jurisdictional issues
- Medical disputes
- Multiple injury claims
- Occupational disease
- Permanent total disability claims
- Rehabilitation disputes
- Repetitive activity injuries
- Spinal injuries
The firm serves as Portfolio Network Counsel for a group of major property and casualty insurers, handling all workers’ compensation cases in Minnesota.
In addition to defending numerous insurance companies, Brownson Norby has defended major self-insured employers in Workers’ Compensation matters. In that role, our attorneys have advised, directed strategy, and defended employers against several hundred occupational disease claims over a period of several years.