Alaska’s Leading Workers Compensation Defense Firm for Employers and Insurers
Although the firm has changed names over the years, Meshke Paddock & Budzinski was founded in 1986 with the goal of being a leader in workers’ compensation defense in Alaska. As the largest workers’ compensation defense firm in the state, our attorneys are committed to providing high level legal representation and personal relationships with our clients of all institutional sizes. We are honored to represent insured and self-insured employers of all sizes in a myriad of private industries in Alaska, including the oil and gas industry, municipalities, timber, seafood processing, transportation, restaurant and food services, retail, professional services, health-related services, and all aspects of construction. The firm members routinely give educational seminars and presentations to insurers, employers, industry groups, and third-party administrators in all aspects of workers’ compensation in Alaska.
We are highly experienced in the investigation, litigation, and resolution of claims, including appeals to the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and the Alaska Supreme Court. Members of the firm also bring significant experience in general insurance defense work, trial practice, subrogation issues, and insurance coverage matters.
In terms of national connections, MP&B is the Alaska representative of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), a nationwide network of independent top rated law firms that work to provide counsel, advice, education, expertise, and representation in the field of workers’ compensation defense. One of our attorneys is a member of the Medicare Secondary Payor Network (MSPN) (the national industry group on Medicare Secondary Payor issues) and has a special interest and certifications in issues related to Medicare’s relationship to workers’ compensation and liability, Medicare reporting for non-group health plans, and Medicare Set-Asides.
The firm is a founding contributor to Kids Chance of Alaska, a non-profit with a mission to provide scholarships to children of parents who have sustained significant workers compensation injuries. The firm has also actively participated in the Workers’ Compensation Committee of Alaska (WCCA), which works to initiate legislative changes to streamline and improve the workers’ compensation system while reducing the increasing financial burden of the system on employers.
The firm members routinely give educational seminars and presentations to insurers, employers, industry groups, and third-party administrators in all aspects of workers’ compensation in Alaska.
Meshke Paddock & Budzinski prides itself as a law firm with the size and depth of experience to provide high quality, legal services to a variety of large and small business clients in the specialized area of workers’ compensation defense in Alaska. Please review our website and contact us at (907) 258-1747 with any questions or inquiries.