Goldberg Segalla has long served as a trusted advisor and steadfast protector of the manufacturing industry — and this includes defense of workers’ compensation claims, ranging from common occupational conditions to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. We have experience with the unique demands of workers’ compensation in this industry, from handling rapid-response on-site investigations to collaborating with colleagues across our practice groups to create tailored claims-closure and risk-reduction plans. Highlights of our manufacturing workers’ compensation practice include:

  • Vast experience defending common repetitive stress/strain claims such as carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, and osteoarthritis of the upper extremities
  • Dedicated national investigations counsel and 24/7 rapid incident response team
  • A dedicated team of experienced OSHA attorneys whose practice capabilities span a broad range of federal and state OSHA issues
  • A dedicated team of attorneys to assist in the drafting, review, and implementation of safety programs compliant with OSHA and other applicable regulations
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Veteran traditional labor law attorneys with experience handling the interactions between unions/collective bargaining agreements and workers’ compensation claims
  • Multiple attorneys with hands-on industry experience, including:
  •      More than a decade working as an industrial hygienist advising large companies on regulatory issues related to occupational exposure
  •      Designing air and spacecraft wing and fuselage structures as an aerospace engineer
  •      Nearly a decade as an aircraft maintenance and repair technician
  •      Working in global supply chain logistics and freight management

In addition, our multidisciplinary Manufacturing industry group frequently defends and counsels leading national and international manufacturers with matters including product liability and product recall, class action defense, risk and litigation avoidance, toxic torts, insurance coverage, regulatory compliance, OSHA litigation, data security and cyber risks, real estate leasing and litigation, and employment and labor.

We also contribute extensively to judicial and tort reform efforts. We actively and proudly encourage these efforts through our support of, and membership in, organizations such as Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Defense Research Institute. Our lawyers also prepare and submit amicus briefs on behalf of the Product Liability Advisory Counsel (PLAC). In fact, our team is proud to have six members of the PLAC, a highly selective group of leading product manufacturers and the most elite product liability defense counsels operating in the U.S. and abroad, who have taken the PLAC oath never to represent a party against a manufacturer.