Practice Areas

Our Workers’ Compensation practice encompasses the entire state of Florida. Our attorneys regularly appear at all arbitration venues on behalf of employers and insurance carriers, and we provide expert and cost-efficient handling of cases in each venue. We provide quality representation from the arbitration and review levels through appeals to the various Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts. Because of our long-standing concentration in the Workers’ Compensation practice, we have developed an unmatched expertise in the law and procedure of the Workers’ Compensation Commission and its application to specific industries, self-insureds, and the insurance industry. Given this background, we can customize our representation to the special needs of our clients.

In addition to handling filed claims, our attorneys recognize the value of aiding claims handlers at the earliest stages of file assessment and can provide expeditious counsel as to the law and its application to a particular fact pattern. Most times this is done at little or no cost.

Our attorneys are also able to provide more in-depth and ongoing counselling, including claims reviews, evaluation of claims investigation and handling procedures. We can tailor seminars and presentations for the specific needs of a particular industry or client. We have also worked with claims and human resource personnel to develop and implement claims handling and in-plant settlement programs to deal with all aspects of the claim from injury through resolution.


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What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!