Paralegal – Worker’s Compensation

Job Description

Workers’ Compensation Paralegal/Legal Assistant manages a moderate to high-volume caseload. They handle all pre-suit communications and be the center of communication for and between the client, attorney, medical providers, lien holders, insurance companies; coordinate and manage medical treatment care for clients as necessary; educate the client on the case progression processes and set appropriate client expectations; escalate issues to the attorney as appropriate; gather all case related medical records and bills; prepare demands; monitor negotiations and offers; assist the attorney in medical bill and lien reductions; prepare settlement packets and coordinate client sign-outs.

List of Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
  • Handle communication with clients
  • Administratively support and attend trials
  • Prepare case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony
  • Conduct investigations and statistical/documentary research
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars

Qualifications and Special Skills

  • Associate Degree, preferred
  • Paralegal Certification; preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of Personal Injury Pre-Lit (Plaintiff) experience preferred
  • Personal Injury experience a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with computers, telephone lines, and other related office equipment
  • Must have strong organizational skills; be able to follow instructions, switch tasks quickly and meet deadlines.
  • Must exercise sound judgment, work independently, and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Customer service attitude
  • Follow up skills
  • Ability to handle and keep client information confidential
  • Proficiency with legal administration and writing

Behaviors Required

  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to make judgement calls
  • Expected to be highly accurate
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • A positive outlook and vision
  • Must stand by the service we deliver
  • Lifelong learner who enjoys improving knowledge
  • Strong professionalism both in appearance and presentation
  • Can work independently
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