Workers' compensation defense
Gilson Athans represents employers, insurers, self-insureds and servicing agents in the defense of workers' compensation claims all over Georgia. Our lawyers represent the interests of clients in every corner of Georgia before Administrative Law Judges and the State Board of Workers Compensation in Atlanta.
Our services include the aggressive representation of our clients in all aspects of a disputed claim. We understand the importance of our clients' underlying business considerations when formulating any defense and/or settlement strategy. Our lawyers strive to create sound legal and cost-effective strategies with the end goal in mind.
We are routinely requested to negotiate the final terms of and draft settlement stipulations. In the event a settlement is reached with an employee prior to assignment, we can assist with drafting a settlement stipulation and ensuring that it is given Board approval. In addition to representing our clients in the litigation stage of any claim, we also work with our clients to ensure effective mediations and appeals when necessary.
Our attorneys are active in many workers’ compensation related professional organizations including the Georgia Self Insurers Association, the Workers' Compensation sections of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, the Employment and Labor Section of the American Bar Association, as well as the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network and the Council on Litigation Management. Our firm is also a longstanding member of the Atlanta Claims Association and serves on the ACA’s Workers’ Compensation Committee.