Katherine Niven was chosen by Governor Casey's office in 1990 to be the Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation. This meant that she was the top government lawyer in Pennsylvania for workers' compensation and oversaw the enforcement of the workers' compensation laws. Among many other things, she brought criminal actions against insurance companies that had not carried workers' compensation insurance. She was successful in many enforcement actions.
She also drafted legislation for the Secretary of Labor to better protect workers who were injured in Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she became a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge where she served in Lebanon and Cumberland counties and also sat in Dauphin County. She presided over thousands of hearings and wrote many decisions. She learned what it takes to be an effective advocate for a workers' compensation client and how to strategize so that a case is successful and the judge is convinced to rule in a worker's favor. Ms. Niven would like to put that experience to work for you. After being a judge for several years, she was motivated to start a law firm that would provide excellent quality service to clients who had been injured on the job or who were unable to work because of either mental or physical problems and needed Social Security Disability benefits.
Strong Advocates For The Injured And Disabled
Ms. Niven's firm is dedicated to being smart, tough, hardworking and successful. She is committed to understanding our clients' needs and representing their interests to the best extent possible. Our motto is to treat our clients as the lawyers in the firm would want to be treated, and we are successful in doing this. Because of Ms. Niven's years as Chief Counsel and workers' compensation judge, she knows both the law and the strategy on how to win a case. Ms. Niven has carefully selected the lawyers and support staff in her office and trained them vigorously so that they can provide the best possible representation for their clients.
Ms. Niven also has personal experience in what it is like to be in an injured worker's family. When she was 5 years old, her father had a very serious industrial accident which involved many years of hospitalization and surgeries. Her family received $79 a week, and that is what she grew up on. This has given Ms. Niven a very distinct insight for knowing what it is like to be in her clients' shoes.
Ms. Niven and the Harrisburg attorneys who work with her are smart, capable, hardworking and tough. We win or settle 98 percent of our workers' compensation cases per year. That is indicative of our success.
Meet Our Pennsylvania Workers' Comp And SSD Lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, provide superior legal services in the areas of workers' compensation and Social Security Disability. With eight offices strategically located throughout the state, we represent clients across Pennsylvania in all aspects of their benefit claims.
Our attorneys' complete understanding of the law and their proactive, results-oriented approach allows us to provide sound advice and swift resolution to our clients' legal issues. Whether you need assistance with the initial application for benefits or help challenging the denial of your claim, we are prepared to provide the representation you need.
Click on the name of one of the attorneys below to learn more about his or her background.
- Katherine L. Niven Esq.
- Adam N. Crosier Esq.
- Scott A. Fleischauer Esq.
- Shreya Tripathi Bhardwaj
- Thomas F. Meister Esq.
- Michelle A. Rhizor
- Jesse M. Rhodeside Esq.
- Valerie N. Sylves
Talk To One Of Our Dedicated Pennsylvania Lawyers Today
Ms. Niven's firm handles all workers' compensation, SSD and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only charge when we win. The firm advances all costs of litigation so that you would have no out-of-pocket expenses. We are happy to meet with you for a free consultation, and we never charge for giving advice. Please email the firm or call toll free at 866-321-5340 or locally at 717-260-3580 to schedule a free consultation. Thank you for reading this site.
There are nine experienced, skilled and well-trained attorneys who are part of the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC. Each brings a special talent to the practice, but we are all dedicated to putting your interests first and being successful. Ms. Niven is involved in all aspects of all cases, and you can always call her if you have any concerns or questions.