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Workers’ Compensation Paralegal

Morris James LLP seeks an experienced Workers’ Compensation Paralegal to join its plaintiffs’ practice. We encourage applicants statewide to apply since accommodations can be made for a new hire to work out of our New Castle, Kent or Sussex County offices.

Applicants should have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience & must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work under pressure & prioritize/handle a high volume of cases. While a bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus, it is not necessary.

The scheduled hours for this full-time position are 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, with some occasional overtime. This is a non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Assist attorneys with all aspects of workers’ compensation matters from the initial client contact to settlement of case.
  • Meet with clients and manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality
  • Respond to client phone calls and emails
  • Prepare and draft appropriate legal documents with attorney oversight
  • Coordinate available benefits/payments of medical bills and related expenses
  • Prepare client distributions, verifying parties receive appropriate compensation
  • Adhere to all time critical case milestones and due dates
  • Assist with preparation of correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, insurance companies, expert witnesses, and the Court
  • Establish and maintain strong rapport with various doctors’ offices
  • Organize documentation for court hearings, arbitrations, and trials

Skills:

  • Strong client-service-centered approach and positive attitude
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and complete them to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience as a workers’ compensation paralegal
    *Must possess strong word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft 365 products (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Desksite/iManage or similar document management system is helpful
  • Familiarity with Needles is a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate is a plus
  • Flexibility to work overtime on an as-needed basis to meet deadlines

If you enjoy working as a team member and possess initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be a great fit for this position. In addition to providing an excellent working environment, we offer a competitive salary, medical/dental coverage, a 401(k), life/long-term disability/long-term care insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday days, and more.

Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to cfolt@morrisjames.com or fax to 302-571-1750.

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