Workers’ Compensation Litigation

experience in defending workers' compensation cases

Harman Claytor’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group represents self-insured businesses, insurers and their insured in defending workers’ compensation claims. With our attorneys on your side, we help you litigate matters before Deputy Commissioners and handle reviews before the Full Commission, as well as appeals to the Court of Appeals. While we focus on litigation, we also recognize that not every claim is best served by this process. As such, we work closely with our clients on a case-by-case basis to ensure we help you determine the most suitable path to achieve optimal, cost-effective results.

Our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group attorneys regularly handle cases involving the following issues:


  • Claims Arising in the Course of Employment
  • Statutory Employer Responsibility and Defenses
  • Willful Misconduct
  • Insurance Coverage for Compensation Claims
  • Failure to Cooperate in Regard to Vocational Rehabilitation

Because proactive planning is your best defense against Workers’ Compensation claims, we also advise our clients on ways to minimize your exposure to compensation claims, as well as the viability of subrogation actions against third parties responsible for employee injuries.


Workers’ Compensation Litigation Contacts
William J.G. Barnes
Amber L. Ford