“With Florida being ahead of the curve in terms of resuming life as normal, so too has the amount of workers’ compensation claims increased,” Goldberg Segalla’s Timothy A. Dunbrack said in an interview with The American Lawyer’s Daily Business Review. “With that, we’re seeing an uptick in litigation, and we wanted to be in a position to meet that uptick. With Goldberg Segalla, there’s no doubt we are.”
Orlando-based partners Tim and Walter G. Benjamin, along with associate Matthew R. Scott, joined Goldberg Segalla’s national Workers’ Compensation group on July 1, 2021, a move noted in Law360, Daily Business Review, Business Insurance, and Law360 Pulse.
Goldberg Segalla’s Damon M. Gruber, co-chair of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice and a member of its Management Committee, shared that Florida continues to play an important role in the firm’s industry-focused growth strategy across our key markets.
“We are thrilled to welcome two first-class workers’ compensation partners in Orlando,” Damon said. “Tim and Walter will be an invaluable resource to our clients as we move that plan forward and continue to grow our capabilities in Florida and across our footprint. We’re excited to be able to offer their experience and knowledge to our clients.”
In an interview with the Daily Business Review, Tim noted that the practice of workers’ compensation took an approximate 20 percent hit in demand at the onset of the pandemic, but was bolstered by continued manufacturing work and spurious workers’ compensation claims from employees who didn’t want to return to work due to COVID-19 fears.
“The more blue collar-type jobs are going to continue to grow, as well as retail areas,” Tim said. “Several of my clients have already indicated that they will continue to expand their footprint in Florida in terms of large retail stores. With that comes more employees, and with that comes most likely an increase in workers’ compensation claims.”