Zurich NA Sr. Workers Compensation Paralegal in Chicago, Illinois

Sr. Workers Compensation Paralegal

Description

Zurich is currently looking to add a Sr. Workers Compensation Paralegal for its Staff Legal Office in Chicago, Illinois.

Under the supervision of an attorney, this role provides legal support such as legal and documentary research; drafting legal documents, correspondence and pleadings; maintaining and updating files; monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines; conducting interviews; summarizing depositions, medical records, and other discovery. Their work will be in support of moderate to complex Workers Compensation defense cases (e.g. case work, research, subpoenas, etc.).

Influencer Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a range of internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. Relationships typically involve promoting cooperation, collaboration or acceptance.

The ideal candidate will haveextensive experience in dealing with medical issues and personal injury claims in Illinois

Basic Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Law or Paralegal Studies and 4 or more years of experience in the Legal Support area to include experience with medical issues and personal injury claimsOR

  • 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 to include experience with medical issues and personal injury claimsAND

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

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

  • Experience in litigation legal support

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Workers Compensation defense support experience

  • One or more professional certifications:

  • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)

  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

  • Professional Paralegal (PP)

  • Strong ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including LexisNexis, WestLaw, and/or NILS

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication; ability to summarize information clearly and concisely

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently as well as within a team

  • Previous experience in litigation legal support and familiarity with litigation management software

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/14/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001YX

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.