Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Defense blog is your source for all things workers’ compensation. We cover everything from current trends and precedent-setting litigation, to claims management and upcoming rule changes.

All of our writers and editors are also practicing attorneys in our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. They have experience defending private and public clients across a broad range of industries, including: trucking, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, long-term care, home health care, public services, and education. Our writers use their diverse knowledge to create industry-specific content for Workers’ Compensation Defense — giving you an in-depth analysis of how to handle the type of claims most-common to your line of work.



Debra L. Doby
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Debra Doby concentrates her practice on workers’ compensation litigation. She has extensive experience representing clients before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board and in appellate courts, deposing medical professionals and other experts, and advising on all aspects of workers’ compensation law — including claims arising under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Jones Act. Debra also counsels employers on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and frequently conducts training seminars on minimizing the risk of workplace accidents and related litigation.

Debra created Goldberg Segalla’s Medication Impact Reduction Program (MIR) — a comprehensive program designed to help claims professionals reduce claimants’ use of prescription medications. The program also helps identify and mitigate claims that have the potential to spiral out of control in terms of cost and exposure.


Cory A. DeCresenza
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Cory DeCresenza has experience in handling trials at the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), including lay witness testimony and medical testimony on the issues of accident, notice, and causal relationship, period and extent of disability, entitlement to medical benefits under the board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines, and fraud. He has advised clients on claims in all aspects of claims, starting from the inception of the claim (whether controverted or accepted by the carrier) to recommending solutions to resolving claims by settlement or alternative resolution and has drafted numerous appeals to the WCB Panel.


Meredith L. Pendergrass
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Meredith L. Pendergrass focuses her practice on defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. She regularly appears in both Maryland and the District of Columbia at agency-level proceedings all the way through each jurisdiction’s highest court system on appeals.



Many members of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group contribute to the blog.