Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
    As experienced innovators in Workers’ Compensation Defense, we rely on not only five decades of experience, but on the foresight of recognizing anticipated (and sometimes unanticipated) changes in the law and its administration in relation to our clients. Representing employers, third-party administrators, and carriers before the Workers’ Compensation Board involves more than handling a hearing. We routinely review pending bills before the legislature, newly enacted laws, and case law as it relates to the defense of workers’ compensation and related matters.
  • Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers
    Representing Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Districts before the Workers’ Compensation Board involves more than handling a hearing. Our firm routinely reviews pending bills before the legislature, newly enacted laws, and case law in all matters relating to the defense of volunteer firefighter and ambulance workers claims.
  • Subrogation and Arbitration
    Our firm prides itself in maximizing subrogation opportunities on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys are trained in identifying subrogation potentials throughout the handling of all matters. Our reporting requirements to our clients demand that the attorneys review the claim with regard to potential subrogation opportunities, and identify those opportunities when providing recommendations to the client. 
  • Liability and Third-Party Defense
    Our firm serves as defense counsel in regard to personal injury actions, including defense of employers who are impleaded as third-party defendants in claims commenced by an injured employee having sustained a grave injury as defined in Section 11 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. We also represent our clients in regard to the defense of personal injury actions, including claims brought under the Uninsured Motorist Provisions and Underinsured Motorist Provisions of an automobile insurance policy, as well as No-Fault Arbitrations.
  • Appellate Practice
    We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive representation of our clients’ interests from the administrative level through the appellate level. Our attorneys routinely represent the interests of employers, fire and ambulance districts, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in matters before the Appellate Division and Court of Appeals. By maintaining control and representation of such matters within the firm, we can use our familiarity with the claim and the parties involved throughout the administrative appellate process to present the strongest possible record on appeal to the Courts.
  • Medicare and MSA Services
    A Workers’ Compensation carrier/provider has always been a primary payer to Medicare. The primary purpose of the passage of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) was to make Medicare a secondary payer to other insurance, in addition to Workers’ Compensation. The MSP specifically indicates that Medicare’s interest must be taken into consideration with regard to any Workers’ Compensation settlement that forecloses future medical benefits. The essence of the MSP is to prevent the shifting of responsibility for payment of work related medical services and prescription drug charges from a Workers’ Compensation provider who is a primary player to Medicare.
  • Consulting and Loss Prevention
    Stewart Greenblatt Manning & Baez has extensive experience in the handling of complex Workers’ Compensation matters. In addition to dealing with all aspects of Workers’ Compensation Defense in the State of New York, from the Administrative process through the Appellate level, we also provide our clients with consulting services in order to reduce risk and avoid potential exposure resulting in reduced litigation costs.


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