Claudio J. DiPaolo presented a workers’ compensation seminar to Eclipse Senior Living claims professionals on December 11, 2019. The seminar was held at the headquarters office of PMA Companies in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Claudio discussed workers’ compensation procedures from first report of an injury to Compromise & Release Agreements. Specifically, he discussed initial claims handling , accident investigation, work safety programs, the use of panel physicians, litigation of disputed claims, subrogation, and the claims settlement process.
Claudio J. DiPaolo, Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Workers’ Compensation Section since 2009, has practiced insurance defense litigation for over 20 years. He has defended workers’ compensation matters on behalf of self-insured corporations, insurance carriers, third party administrators and various governmental agencies. He has also handled a wide variety of civil matters, including employment, commercial motor vehicle, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, errors & omissions, and medical malpractice.
He began his career with an appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as an opinion writer, where he drafted hundreds of administrative law decisions involving adjudicated workers’ compensation matters. He also assisted in the editing of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice. Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson, Claudio practiced at the nation’s largest employment law firm. He has counseled clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and preventing liability for workplace injuries. Claudio has made presentations to clients throughout the country on various workers’ compensation topics including the interplay between workers’ compensation and ADA, FMLA, Title VII, and SSDI/SSI as well as recovering workers’ compensation costs through subrogation, errors & omissions, special fund reimbursements, and various other statutory credits. His clients include large multinational companies, Fortune 500 corporations, global insurers, and the nation’s largest restaurant chain, pet store retailer, airline and internet retailer.
Claudio was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Supers Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters.