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Litigation Consultant - WC- $70K TARGET

Manager's notes on position: Specifically, for the Litigation Consultant positions, we are not looking for attorneys. The candidates need to have at least 5 years of high exposure claims experience with a very strong Worker's Compensation background. The candidates they are looking for must have a WC background and not in disability or liability claims.
PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To address cases involving a legal inquiry or dispute and to develop a strategy to bring a case to satisfactory resolution.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews/acts on reports/forms; responds to inquiries; seeks legal opinion and early resolution; and communicates resolution to appropriate parties.
Responds to decisions, agreement, and/or court order; creates action plan; determines need for examination; gains client authorization.
Identifies cases for settlements/redemptions.
Gathers/documents additional information and coordinates with client designees.
Requests legal/private investigation; assigns to and coordinates with local counsel; monitors local counsel performance.
Responds to plaintiff's counsel, union, employee, or client requests.
Identifies issues; formulates defense strategy.
Establishes/adjusts accrued liability.
Approves administrative expenses.
Identifies subrogation opportunities and manages process.
Attends mediations or hearings as needed.
Works with partners to effect early return-to-work.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supports the organization's quality program(s).
QUALIFICATIONS
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Legal courses preferred.
Experience
Five (5) years of claims management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Legal experience preferred.
Skills & Knowledge
Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
Analytical and interpretive skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
WORK ENVIRONMENT
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental:
Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical:
Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual:
Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE:
Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.


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