Mike Chase is a shareholder and 28-year member of the nationally recognized Workplace Law Group at Turner Padget, providing practical counsel to businesses across the state.
Mike helps lead Turner Padget’s Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice. His primary role is defending workers’ compensation claims, representing employers, carriers and self-insured clients throughout South Carolina. Mike works closely with the firm’s employment law specialists where workers compensation and employment law issues overlap.
Devoting his practice to workers’ compensation defense and mediation, Mike is approved panel counsel for most workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators conducting business in South Carolina. His current client focus is with large accounts, while simultaneously managing a volume of work for carriers, TPA’s and self-insured employers. His clients include hospital systems, national big box stores, power companies, restaurant chains, package delivery services, produce processors, manufacturers, regional HVAC contractor/service providers, telecommunications providers, grocery store chains, trucking and transportation companies, distribution facilities, retail outlets, and construction firms.
Mike enjoys learning an employer’s business. He effectively defends his clients by utilizing a true team effort with the employer and adjuster. He seeks to understand the employer’s risk management and workers’ compensation claims management goals before claims arise. He often assists his clients in developing and updating their workers’ compensation claims procedures, including investigation and documentation. Mike believes that employers benefit best from a well-planned claims management process that begins on day one of an accident.
As a certified mediator, Mike appreciates the challenge of assisting his clients in avoiding the time, frustration and financial costs of litigation. He takes great pride in providing effective and efficient solutions for even the most complicated workers’ compensation claims.
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