Eric M. Christiansen began his professional career in 1993 as a Florida workers’ compensation adjuster. He gained a depth of experience in a broad variety of claims, including those arising from accidents in heavy industry, retail, staffing, and PEO environments from the side of the insurance industry. While working full time as an adjuster, Eric completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Florida Southern College, graduating with highest honors. In 2000, he began studies at the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school, Eric worked as a law clerk for a workers’ compensation defense firm, gaining additional insight and knowledge of the carrier workings of the legal defense side of a workers’ compensation claim. Eric graduated with honors, in the top fifteen percent of his law school’s graduating class. After law school, he rejoined the defense firm as an attorney.
In 2005, Eric returned to the claims industry and worked as a corporate employee in a variety of roles with increasing levels of responsibility. His most recent role in the claims industry was as a client services director for one of the largest claims administrators in the country where he was tasked with designing, implementing, and managing workers’ compensation and liability programs for large employers.
Having witnessed numerous injustices in his years within the insurance industry, Eric realized his passion was in assisting those in need who had been unfairly treated within the workers’ compensation system. He returned to the practice of law, joining Lancaster & Eure to represent the injured workers of our community and to assist them in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled.
Eric understands that the Florida workers’ compensation system can be complicated and frustrating for an injured worker and he takes great satisfaction in helping injured workers get the benefits that they deserve.