clcCAMERON L. CHRISTOPH
Partner
Crown Point, IN
P: 219.794.1888
F: 219.794.1892
clchristoph@kopkalaw.com
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Cameron L. Christoph concentrates her practice in worker’s compensation defense. She represents employers, insurance companies and third party administrators.

Cameron represents several Fortune 500 companies, as well as, several municipalities, school corporations and colleges.  Her practice encompasses the entire state of Indiana and she has represented employers in nearly every county.  Cameron has extensive experience before each of the six Hearing Members of the Worker’s Compensation Board as well as the Full Worker’s Compensation Board.  She has handled every aspect of worker’s compensation claims from the inception of a claim all the way through the appeals process.  She often provides insight into whether a claim should be accepted as compensable or denied.

Aside from worker’s compensation defense, Cameron has also assisted employers with preparing resignation agreements and has provided input and suggestions on employee handbooks and hiring documents. Cameron is also a certified civil mediator, having completed the 40-hour training course. Her extensive knowledge of worker’s compensation law allows her to successfully help parties resolve their disputes early.

TRIAL AND CASE HIGHLIGHTS

Over the years, Cameron has successfully argued and prevailed on issues involving the statute of limitations, whether an employee is entitled to additional medical treatment under the Worker’s Compensation Act and whether an alleged injury occurred during the course and scope of employment.

Cameron has defended several cases involving severe and debilitating spinal cord and head injuries. She has been successful in bringing those claims to resolution on a full and final settlement basis, well below the potential exposure amounts.

On a case involving a statute of limitations argument, the plaintiff was offered payment of her permanent partial impairment benefits but refused to accept same. When she changed her mind, the statute of limitations had run on her claim. Cameron won her argument in front of the single Hearing Member, having plaintiff’s claim dismissed. She then successfully defended plaintiff’s appeal to the Full Board.

On a case involving plaintiff’s request for additional medical treatment, the plaintiff was treated and found to be at maximum medical improvement by the treating physician. The Board’s Independent Medical Examiner agreed that the plaintiff had reached medical quiescence but the plaintiff disputed the finding and requested a Hearing. Cameron prevailed and obtained a ruling from the single Hearing Member that the plaintiff was not entitled to additional medical treatment. The plaintiff appealed to the Full Board and Cameron successfully defended plaintiff’s appeal.

MEMBERSHIPS
Calumet American Inns of Court

ADMISSIONS
Indiana
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

EDUCATION
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D.
Indiana University, B.S.