Fast paced law firm with offices in Rockville and Frederick is in search of an experienced Workers' Compensation paralegal for immediate hire. A minimum of 3 years personal injury law experience with prior Maryland workers’ compensation experience and Spanish speaking a plus; experience with Needles Case Management program a plus.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is able to work independently and has a desire to assume significant responsibility; is highly organized with the ability to prioritize and proactively manage a large case load; is detail oriented and accurate; possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and a stable job history.
The candidate will be responsible for handling claims from inception through resolution. The position entails extensive contact with clients, attorneys, insurance adjusters and medical providers.
Duties & responsibilities include: opening new files; gather and analyze intake information and relevant documents; fully investigate each case; maintain contact with clients on regular basis; prepare documents and correspondence; collect documentation of all damages sustained such as medical records, bills and loss of income; read and interpret medical records and reports and summarize; organize and maintain case files, including updating this information in the Needles Case Management Software.
Must be able to jump into an existing caseload and move cases forward; have a strong work ethic and be able to work well in a fast pace environment; have great people skills as the position requires a great deal of client contact; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; have exceptional communication and written skills; and have reasonable computer skills.
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