Preti Flaherty's Workers' Compensation Practice Group counsels employers, individual and group self-insureds and insurers in legal management and defense of workers' compensation claims. We help clients navigate and manage the complexities of workers' compensation defense, administration and regulation. We provide defense in litigation matters and represent clients with legislative, regulatory and administrative issues.

Our Workers Compensation attorneys provide services including:

  • Defense of workers' compensation claims – including representation before the Maine Workers' Compensation Board on individual claims and audits.
  • Defense of Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims – including representation before Administrative Law Judges.
  • Self-insurance – we assist clients throughout the process of obtaining, implementing and administering self-insurance.
  • Government relations - including representation and advocacy before Maine Workers' Compensation Board, Maine Legislative and Bureau of Insurance.

Firm Highlights

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

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Workers' Comp Alert: CMS Opposes Select Medicare Set-Asides in Updated Reference Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Takes a Hard Stance Against “Non-Submit” Or “Evidence-Based” Medicare Set-Asides in an Updated Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide It has long been established that the parties in a...

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Attorney Evan Hansen Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney Evan M. Hansen has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2023 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law ­– Employers. Inclusion in Best Lawyers...

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46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 6 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...