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Paralegal, Workers Compensation (Hybrid)

Company: Zurich NA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Paralegal, Workers Compensation (Hybrid)
112941
Zurich North America is currently hiring a Paralegal with experience in worker's compensation to join Staff Legal in Chicago, IL.
Under the supervision of an attorney, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing the following legal support: legal and documentary research; draft legal documents, correspondence, and other documents of moderate complexity; and summarize depositions, medical and billing records. Work will be in support of worker's compensation claimsand will support2-3 Illinoisattorneys.
In this role you will be responsible for:



  • Monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines


  • Summarizing depositions


  • Assisting in hearing and trial preparation


  • Assisting with status calls


  • Responding to inquiries from and interacting with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses


  • Scheduling IME's


  • Reviewing and summarizing medical and billing records


  • Evaluating wage statements


  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically


  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed


  • Tracking billable hours


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Associate Degree in Law or Paralegal Studies and 4 or more years of experience in the Legal Support area

      OR

      • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Law or Paralegal Studies and 4 or more years of experience in the Legal Support area

        AND


        • Experience conducting electronic database research


        • Experience drafting legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings


        • Experience in litigation legal support


          Preferred:


          • Bachelor's degree


          • Experience in Worker's Compensation


          • Litigation experience


          • Insurance industry experience


          • Strong Microsoft Office skills


          • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)


          • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)


          • Certified Paralegal (CP)


          • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)


          • Professional Paralegal (PP)


            As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).
            A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?
            Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500 -. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
            As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet
            Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.
            Location(s): AM - Chicago
            Remote Working: Hybrid
            Schedule: Full Time
            Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
            Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1

Keywords: Zurich NA, Chicago , Paralegal, Workers Compensation (Hybrid), Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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