Our workers' compensation practice ranges from counseling clients regarding reporting and compliance issues to defending employers before the Workers' Compensation Court. We represent workers' compensation insurance carriers as well as self-insured employers. Many of Fraser Stryker's clients are engaged in manufacturing enterprises. Consequently, we have handled litigation involving a variety of injuries common to these industries, including cumulative trauma claims such as carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back injuries. We also have extensive experience in defending occupational disease cases, including claims based on asbestos and lead exposure. Recently, we have handled an increasing number of cases alleging employee disability due to stress, emotional problems, and psychological impairment that have originated in a variety of workplace environments, from manufacturing to office settings. Fraser Stryker has recognized expertise in the qualification of, and compliance with, requirements for self-insured status in Nebraska. We have successfully developed and gained Workers' Compensation Court approval of self-insurers' use of trusts in place of the court requirement of surety bonds as additional financial security. Our Firm has represented businesses regarding innovative, strategic, and corporate structure planning to positively affect workers' compensation experience ratings.