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Legal Services

Legal Services

ERNwest's staff attorney, Erin Dickinson, has represented state-fund employers before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals in both the mediation and hearing process since April of 2002.  Ms. Dickinson focuses solely on workers’ compensation issues and works closely with our Claims Managers and Group Managers to assist our employer clients with making well thought out business decisions regarding the legal aspects of their worker compensation claims. 

Ms. Dickinson works with our Claims Managers to strategize and implement measures to obtain favorable decisions at the Department level to hopefully avoid costly appeals at the Board.  The fact that the Employer has an attorney to represent their interests helps ensure careful decision making by the Department.

In the event the Department issues an unfavorable decision, Ms. Dickinson is available to assist you every step of the way.

 If legal services are not included in your membership with an association and you are interested in obtaining them, contact your claims manager or you can email attorney Dickinson with an inquiry at edickinson@ernwest.com.