Anthony Natale, III

Anthony Natale, III: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (504 Attorneys)
  • 2000 Market Street, Suite 2300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Anthony Natale is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to the defense of state and federal workers' compensation and employment law litigation.
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Biography

Tony devotes his practice to Pennsylvania workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, municipal law (Heart and Lung Act), and federal Longshore and Harbor workers' compensation. He focuses on high-exposure, complex litigation including repetitive trauma claims, occupational disease and hearing loss claims, as well as chemical sensitivity claims. He also actively represents the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association in regard to workers' compensation matters.

Tony has represented law firms, financial institutions, forging companies, steel mills, transportation companies, aeronautical/space manufacturers, universities and hospitals in various types of workers' compensation and unemployment compensation matters. He has handled multiple high-exposure workers' compensation chemical and toxic tort claims involving mass defendants, and he has had a high success rate in having clients dismissed from same.

Tony is the founder of Marshall Dennehey's in-house workers' compensation Continuing Legal Education program. He is also frequently called upon to speak to insurance companies and self-insured employers in the areas of workers' compensation and employment law.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Workers' Compensation Case Law Update; and Workers' Compensation Fraud, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Don't Forget the Data, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360, June 13, 2018

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Don't Ignore the Data! 2018 Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2018

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Don't Forget the Data, Philly I-Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2018

Biggest Mistakes Companies Make in Complying with Workers’ Compensation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2017

Workers' Compensation Legal Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

If You See Something, Say Something - Detecting Workers' Compensation Fraud, Pennsylvania’s 2017 Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2017

Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminars, October 19 and 27, 2016

Pennsylvania's Workers’ Compensation Law: Best Practices for Complying with Benefits, Understanding the Flow of a Workers’ Compensation Claim, and Tips to Prevent WC Fraud, PA Chamber of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Summit, September 30, 2016

Check the Rulebook: Workers' Compensation Legal Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Unemployment Compensation Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June 2015

Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation 2015, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2015

UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 19, 2015

PEO's effect on Guaranty Fund: Insurance Company Perspective, Fund Perspective and Counsel Perspective, NCIGF 2014 Fall Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2014

Case Law and House Bill Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

Social Media and Workers’ Compensation, and Handling Unusual WC Situations, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Summit, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2014

Workers' Compensation Medical Fraud and Abuse, CEU Institute, June 25, 2014

Busted! Identifying, Proving And Prosecuting Workers' Compensation Fraud, National Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, Connecticut, February 4-5, 2014

Understanding the Most Common Mistakes Made in Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, December 3, 2013

Tri-State Workers' Compensation Legal Update, Roadmap to Success - Understanding Workers' Compensation, Marshall Dennehey seminar, October 24, 2013

FrankenFraud - The New Employee Monster, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 30, 2012

Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2012

Unemployment Claims Fraud: Protect Your Organization from Bogus Jobless Claims, Center for Competitive Management, April 19, 2012

Unemployment Compensation Roundtable, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 8, 2012; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, March 16, 2012

The Interplay Between the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act and the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, AmeriHealth Casualty webinar, August 25, 2011

Top Ten Defenses to a Fee Review Action, Chubb Seminar, April 2011; discussion about the problems associated with provider fraud in fee review applications and a 10-point analysis on how to properly defend these cases

Workers' Compensation Primer, Drexel Seminar, March 2011; an analysis on how to defend workers' compensation actions in a university setting

Pennsylvania Claims Handling (monthly seminars in PA, NJ and DE), 2002-present

Defending Pennsylvania Claims, Boston, 2008

Prosecuting Fraud Under New Guides, Texas, 2006

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Law and Claims Handling, Michigan, 2001

Case Law Updates to various insurers on monthly basis, 1998-2000

Prosecuting Fraud, 1997

Pennsylvania Forms Seminar, 1997

Act 57 Amendments, 1996

How to Defend Hearing Loss Cases, 1994

ADA and Workers' Compensation Act, five Pennsylvania cities, 1992

Year Joined Organization: 1995

Media Commentary

• Spotting the Red Flags of Workers' Comp Fraud, Business Insurance, April 18, 2018

Events

Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable
Seminar • Jun 8, 2012
Mary S. Kohnke Wagner and Anthony Natale III will be presenting at the upcoming Workers' Compensation 101 Roundtable, hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. They will address topics including changes to current workers...

2013 Annual Human Resources Conference
Conference • Dec 3, 2013
Niki Ingram and Anthony Natale are presenting Understanding the Most Common Mistakes Made in Workers' Compensation at the 2013 Annual Human Resources Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry...

Job Abandonment and Disability Benefits
Seminar • Dec 10, 2013
Although job abandonment is easy to prove when an employer has appropriate policies in place, the termination of an employee on temporary total disability who fails to come to work can greatly complicate things. If an employer has a straightforward...

National Workers' Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit
Conference • Feb 4, 2014
Anthony Natale is a featured speaker at the 11th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Insurance ExecuSummit being held on February 4 and 5 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center & Hotel in Connecticut. His presentation,...

Workers' Compensation Summit
Seminar • Oct 1, 2014
Three members of Marshall Dennehey's Workers' Compensation Department will be featured speakers at the Workers' Compensation Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. The purpose of the Summit is to provide a...

UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable
Seminar • Mar 19, 2015
Niki Ingram, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department, and Tony Natale, a shareholder in the department, are speaking at the UC/WC 101 Benefits Roundtable hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Covering the key...

Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation 2015 - Philadelphia
Seminar • Apr 13, 2015
Tony Natale, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, is speaking at the upcoming Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation 2015 seminar, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Tony will discuss the defense perspective on...

Insurance Fraud 360 Marshall Dennehey 2016 SIU Fraud Seminar
Seminar • Jun 2, 2016
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a discussion and in-depth look at trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Don't miss the panel discussion on emerging trends in fraud with insight from members of the insurance industry. Guest Speaker:...

PA Chamber of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Summit
Conference • Sep 30, 2016
The PA Chamber of Business and Industry is hosting its annual Workers' Compensation Summit on Friday, September 30. This year's topics include understanding the litigation process, avoiding benefits mistakes, and tips to combat fraud. Niki...

Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference
Conference • Apr 6, 2017
Anthony Natale, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, is speaking at Pennsylvania’s 2017 Insurance Fraud Conference, jointly hosted by the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority and the Delaware Valley and...

Philly I-Day
Conference • Apr 12, 2018
Niki Ingram, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department at Marshall Dennehey, and Tony Natale, shareholder, will be presenting Workers' Compensation Fraud - Don't Forget the Data! at this year's Philly I-Day...

Pennsylvania’s 2018 Insurance Fraud Conference
Conference • Apr 12, 2018
Anthony Natale, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, is presenting Workers' Compensation Fraud - Don't Ignore the Data!, at Pennsylvania’s 2018 Insurance Fraud Conference. The session will focus...

Insurance Fraud 360
Conference • Jun 13, 2018
Join the Marshall Dennehey attorneys for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Topics include: Major Case Update Workers’ Compensation Fraud - Don’t Forget the Data Rancosky Bad Faith Update...

Philly I-Day
Conference • Apr 9, 2019
Niki Ingram, Director of the Workers' Compensation Department at Marshall Dennehey, and shareholder Tony Natale will be presenting Influence of Pharmaceuticals and Changing Landscape in Workers' Comp Medical Costs at this year...

Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference
Conference • Apr 23, 2019
Anthony Natale and Ashley Talley are presenting The Interplay Between Traumatic Brain Injuries and Fraud in Workers' Compensation at the upcoming Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference. In the workers' compensation field,...

Publications

Suicide Squeeze-An Overview of Pa. Workers' Comp and the Pro Athlete
Articles • October 29, 2018

If You See Something, Say Something
Articles • August 9, 2017

The Treating Physician: A Misnomer in Workers’ Comp Litigation
Articles • August 25, 2015

Special Workers' Compensation Alert - Pennsylvania Senate Bill 3 Passed
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • June 16, 2015

Practical Ramifications of Supreme Court Determination Involving Latent Manifestation of Occupational Diseases Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (Counterpoint - PA Defense Institute publication)
Articles • April 1, 2014

What's Hot in Workers' Comp, Vol. 17, No. 10, October 2013
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • October 16, 2013

PEOs: A New Potential for Workers’ Comp Fraud? A Close Look at Professional Employer Organizations
Articles • October 1, 2013

Special Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Alert
Law Alerts • August 1, 2013
In the case of Whitesell v. WCAB (Staples, Inc.), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld the Workers' Compensation Judge's and the Appeal Board's rulings that the 300-week period of limitation on a fatal claim set forth in...

'Retirement' Does Not Mean Retirement When You Are Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits
Articles • June 1, 2011
The Philadelphia Lawyer, Summer 2011, Vol. 74, No. 2

Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2011
What's Hot in Worker's Comp • May 1, 2011

Major Victories

Successful Defense of Workers' Comp Case Centered Around a Marijuana Gummy Bear.
Dec 31, 2018
In a case centered around a marijuana gummy bear, we used a violation of law defense to successfully defend a national can manufacturer in the litigation of a reinstatement petition. The claimant sustained an uncontested crush injury to his foot,...

Defense Cans Plaintiff's Claims.
Aug 24, 2018
We successfully defended a nationally renowned canning and food corporation headquartered in Pennsylvania. The claimant alleged that she sustained an injury to her upper extremities due to repetitive motion at work. She described her duties to...

Defense Proves Surgery and Disc Herniation Not Work-Related.
May 11, 2018
We successfully defended a national home decor manufacturer in the litigation of a review petition, which sought to add a cervical disc herniation and surgery to the nature of injury accepted in the case. The litigation had wide ramifications...

Workers’ Compensation Judge: No Work-Related Brain Injury.
May 11, 2018
We successfully defended an eastern regional can corporation in the litigation of a brain injury case. The claimant was struck in the lower extremities by a form of sheet metal which caused him to become unconscious. Nearly three years later, the...

Successfully Defended National Investment Corporation in Workers’ Compensation Action Involving the Efficacy of Opioid Medication
Dec 1, 2017
The claimant was admittedly addicted to opioid medication. Medical expert evidence was presented by the parties as to the ill effects of the medication. The Workers’ Compensation Judge found the ongoing use of opioids unreasonable and found...

Successfully Defended Local University in a Hostile Jurisdiction on a Course and Scope of Employment Defense
Dec 1, 2017
The claimant was a very credible employee who was seriously injured while on a horseback riding excursion at a Continuing Medical Education seminar. While attendance at the seminar was part of the claimant's job, the case evidence focused on...

Workers' Comp Claims Against University Dismissed
May 11, 2017
Successfully defended a Philadelphia-based university in litigation involving an allegation by an employee that lifting a five-gallon bucket of paint caused or aggravated numerous disc herniations in the claimant’s spine. ?The litigation...

Employee's Stroke Not Related to Work
May 11, 2017
Successfully defended a national thermographic inspection company in litigation surrounding an employee’s alleged stroke and disability. ?The claimant asserted that, while on a job for the company, he suffered a work-related stroke, secondary...

Appellate Decision Renews Viability of Course and Scope Defense in Workers’ Compensation
Apr 21, 2016
Marshall Dennehey’s appellate and workers’ compensation team successfully defended a major Pennsylvania transportation authority in the four-year litigation of a claim petition arising out of an altercation between the claimant, a bus...

Dismissal of Claim Petition Against Life Insurance Company
Apr 21, 2016
Successfully defended a national mid-market life insurance company in the litigation of a claim petition wherein the claimant alleged a debilitating lumbar nerve root injury while carrying company property from her car into her home. Under cross...

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(215) 575-2745  Phone
(215) 575-0856  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Successfully argued that viewing the September 11 terrorist events and suffering a psychological condition did not rise to the degree of a work injury under Pennsylvania law.; Refined the interpretation of workers' compensation case law as it relates to the staute of limitations regarding death claims from medication abuse.; Successfully defeated and/or resolved at base value more than 400 high-exposure hearing loss cases in western and eastern Pennsylvania.; Successfully defended 50 late answer high-exposure claim petitions in eastern and middle Pennsylvania in 2007.; Successfully handled multiple heart attack and psychological claims.; Successfully handled multiple toxic tort (asbestos, silica) cases.; Published Works: Suicide Squeeze: An Overview of Pa. Workers' Comp and the Pro Athlete, The Legal Intelligencer, Workers' Compensation Supplement, October 30, 2018; If You See Something, Say Something - The Importance of Identifying and Reporting Workers' Compensation Fraud, CLM Magazine (page 10), August 2017; Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Guide, Eighth Edition, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, contributing author, 2016; The Treating Physician: A Misnomer in Workers' Comp Litigation, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, August 25, 2015; Insurance Agency Risk Management: E & O Exposures By Line of Business, chapter on workers' compensation, 2014 edition; Practical Ramifications of Supreme Court Determination Involving Latent Manifestation of Occupational Diseases Under the PA Workers' Compensation Act, CounterPoint, newsletter of the PA Defense Institute, April 2014.; PEOs: A New Potential for Workers' Comp Fraud? A Close Look at Professional Employer Organizations, National Underwriter Property & Casualty, October 2013; Fee Review Litigation: An Overview, Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association newsletter, May 2011; Retirement Does Not Mean Retirement When You are Collecting Workers' Compensation Benefits, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Summer 2011; Ding Dong Kachinski's Dead: Commonwealth Court Declines To Resuscitate, Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010; Articles in Defense Digest and the Pennsylvania Self-Insurer's Association's publications
ISLN:
901216791

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  • 4.4/5.0
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