Alyssa Sloan is brought in when a workers’ compensation matter needs someone with a discerning eye and the tenacity to work through a complicated claim. Having practiced workers’ compensation defense in West Virginia since 2003, Alyssa has experienced a multitude of changes within in the industry, including privatization, an aging workforce, and an increase in claims alleging psychiatric injury and illness. Clients trust Alyssa to go beyond the surface of the claim, working hand in hand with medical professionals to understand the injury, the cause, the treatment, and the impact on the employees' ability to fulfill the duties of their job. With more than 1,500 protests before the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, there’s not much Alyssa has not seen. She has handled claims alleging workplace injuries and diseases, including neck, back, and head injuries; traumatic injuries; repetitive trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; chemical exposure claims; and psychiatric disabilities. Alyssa also works with clients to navigate claims of permanent partial and total disability.
Working with both privately insured and self-insured employers, Alyssa helps clients navigate the employment issues that go hand in hand with workers’ compensation claims, including payment of benefits during periods of workers’ compensation disability and return to work issues.
Alyssa is often viewed as an extension of the human resources team, and she also provides advice to workers’ compensation claim administrators regarding claims handling issues. Alyssa has extensive experience in the appellate practice of workers' compensation claims before both the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.