New York Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys

Leaders in Work Injury Claim Defense

Protecting Employers and Insurers in New York State

Walsh and Hacker is an established leader in workers' compensation defense. Our law firm extends cutting-edge strategies backed by 40-plus years of experience serving clients in Albany and surrounding counties of Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley.

Our accomplished lawyers limit exposure to work-related disability claims through aggressive litigation and proactive legal counsel. The lawyers of Walsh and Hacker pride themselves on a record of results and a high caliber of service and communication.

Our clients are insurance carriers, third-party administrators (TPAs), self-insured employers and municipalities. Call us at 518-463-1269. We also defend employers not covered by workers' comp insurance, including no-insurance penalties, and we represent out-of-state employers with workers' comp matters in New York.

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Sophisticated Defense

Workers' compensation is a highly specialized field of law — even a firm that handles general insurance defense may not be qualified. Our work injury defense practice dates back to 1967. We are always exploring new defense theories and perfecting the battle-tested ones. And we provide risk management counsel to avoid litigation while also avoiding overpaying on settlements.

The system gives the benefit of the doubt to the employee making a workers' comp claim. Do you know your rights as an employer or carrier to contest claims? We routinely use private investigators who catch "disabled" workers looking remarkably fit for leisure activities.

Our attorneys regularly defend businesses, insurance companies and TPAs at the following New York State Workers' Compensation Board hearing locations:
Albany/Menands
Hudson
Utica
Glens Falls/Queensbury
Saranac Lake
Plattsburgh
Poughkeepsie
Norwich
New Windsor(Newburgh)

Other Areas of Competence

We defend municipalities in General Municipal Law claims by police and firefighters injured in the line of duty. Our firm also has a strong practice in protecting businesses from third-party liability tort claims and defending employers in harbor worker (LHWCA) claims. We also provide personal injury insurance defense for auto accidents and other general liability litigation.

New York Workers' Compensation Defense Lawyers

Call 518-463-1269 or toll free 866-240-3041, or contact us online for professional, proven representation. Our cumulative knowledge and skills will be at your service.