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Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation Defense


Starnes Davis Florie is widely considered to be a leader among Alabama workers' compensation defense firms.  Since the firm's inception, the lawyers of Starnes Davis Florie have taken a preeminent role in representing employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators throughout Alabama in both workers' compensation and retaliatory discharge litigation. Starnes Davis Florie has defended thousands of workers' compensation claims in Alabama and the firm's attorneys are proficient in handling claims from the time of accident or occupational exposure through the highest court of appeals.

Through the representation of large corporations, mining companies, municipalities, and smaller entities, Starnes Davis Florie has faced and effectively handled numerous types of workers' compensation claims, including physical and mental problems, all types of bodily injuries (both scheduled and unscheduled), and numerous forms of occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis, hearing loss and asbestosis. Through numerous trials and appeals, Starnes Davis Florie is a leader in defining employers' rights under existing workers' compensation law in Alabama. The firm's attorneys have successfully handled numerous federal black lung claims through the Department of Labor and other government bodies.

Workers' Compensation Bulletins

  • 2014 Case Law Update