Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr. has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). The WILG helps non-profit groups and lawyers advocate for injured workers via research, information, education and communication. It is a national organization of attorneys exclusively representing injured workers with compensation claims. As a newly elected member to the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Mr. Crosland is excited to be able to continue the work of WILG.
Attorney Crosland has been involved in WILG for a number of years, recently serving in the capacity of Chair for the WILG’s Opt Out Taskforce. In the position, Mr. Crosland fought plans that allowed employers to opt out of workers’ compensation and develop their own injury plans. Mr. Crosland’s legacy on the Opt Out Taskforce focused on fighting to preserve the current nationwide workers’ compensation system.
Some employers wish to change the existing workers’ compensation system by opting out, however, employer driven alternative compensation plans for workers typically terminate benefit payments sooner, decree mandatory settlements, cover fewer injuries and control access to medical professionals.
In addition to attorney Crosland’s service as an Executive Member of the WILG, he has distinguished himself in service on numerous law-related committees and charitable boards. He is also well known for his litigation skills in fighting for those injured by the negligence of others.