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Paralegal I - Workers' Compensation



Zurich North America is currently hiring a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal for its Staff Legal Office in Pittsburgh, PA.  The work will be in support of moderate to complex Workers' compensation litigation cases (e.g. case work, research, subpoenas, etc.).  



  • Providing legal support up to two remote attorneys

  • Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

  • Providing legal support such as legal and documentary research

  • Monitoring case schedules and filing deadlines

  • Conducting interviews, summarizing depositions, medical records

  • Preparing discovery requests and responses

  • Assisting in trial & hearing preparations 

  • Responding to inquiries from and interacts with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

  • Keeping track of billable hours.

  • Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation, electronically

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal or Legal Support area

  • Experience conducting electronic database research

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

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Insurance Defense experience

  • Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

  • Experience working in Federal Black Lung cases

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including Lexus Nexis and WCAIS

  • Microsoft 365 Office, strong computer skills in Windows 10

  • Comfortable working in a paperless work environment

  • Strong communication skills.

  • CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)

  • PACE Registered Paralegal (PRP)

  • Certified Paralegal (CP)

  • Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)

  • Professional Paralegal (PP)


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Pittsburgh

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: LI-MM1 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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