We specialize in all aspects of workers’ compensation compliance and litigation. Our experienced attorneys are retained by employers and carriers to ensure that exposure is limited, and that the laws of the state of Utah are applied correctly.
Utah’s Workers’ compensation laws are the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job. These laws are designed to provide timely benefits to workers, and ensure that employers are protected from frivolous and excessive claims, as well as the uncertainty and cost of traditional civil litigation.
These laws provide benefits for workers and their dependents for injuries or deaths sustained because of work-related accidents or illnesses.
Our attorneys specialize in defending employers and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation compliance and litigation. Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory under Utah law, and provides benefits to workers who sustain workplace injuries. This insurance provides employers with legal representation to ensure that the laws of the state of Utah are applied fairly and correctly. Clients of our firm include some of the most highly respected employers and insurance carriers. Our firm works diligently to ensure that our clients’ exposure is limited.
The workers’ compensation system protects employers by limiting the amount an injured worker can recover from an employer. Our firm advocates on behalf of the employer and insurer to ensure that the laws are applied correctly and that workers are awarded only those benefits to which they are properly entitled under the law.
Our attorneys are experts at the interpretation and application of these laws and rules.
Utah’s Workers’ Compensation Act
Federal Workers’ Compensation
The Federal Employment Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation benefits for federal employees. Many of its provisions are typical of most state workers’ compensation laws, however the administrative framework under which benefits are administered and claims are adjudicated differ greatly. Our attorneys guide and represent injured federal employees through the claims and appeals process.
Workers’ Compensation Audits
Our attorneys work with employers to review employment files and provide training on workers’ compensation compliance. This simple preventative measure protects employers and provides a strong defensible position for when claims arise.
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We serve clients throughout the state of Utah. We encourage businesses and individuals in the Salt Lake City area and beyond who are in search of legal counsel and representation to call or e-mail Richards Brandt and schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. See our practice areas page for a detailed list of our law practice.