It important to label your children’s items so daycare providers, teacher’s, coaches, camp counselors, and other caregivers can locate your child’s backpack, water bottle, shoes and all the other items that get sent to them day-to-day. However, labeling these items may make your child a target of a predator. Adults who prey on children are…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has strict laws in place to protect job candidates and employees from discrimination. You should avoid asking job interview questions about age, disability, genetic information, race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, having children, pregnancy, or planning to start a family. You…

Hurt Offshore

If you get injured on the job, you may be faced with the tough decision of accepting workers’ compensation benefits over a settlement or lump sum. No matter where you are in the claims process, it’s important to speak with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to help evaluate and negotiate your claim settlement. The length…

How Work-Related Injuries Can Affect Your Pay

Under Louisiana law, workers who suffer injuries in the workplace while performing their job duties have the right to medical care—regardless of whether they have been temporarily or permanently injured. Injuries covered by workers’ compensation include a specific, one-time accident or occupational injuries caused by repetitive motions or repeated exposure to harmful conditions. Workers’ compensation…

Car Accident Lawyer

Choosing not to hire or consult with a reputable legal professional regarding your car accident case may be the fastest way to a small settlement. Just because there were no major injuries or fatalities does not mean that the settlement process will be simple. If you choose to forgo legal representation at the start of…

Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program employers are required to have that provides financial assistance to employees who sustain work-related injuries. If you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive pay for work you have not been able to perform, as well as for any medical bills incurred during this time; however, you typically…

Safe New Driver

It is important that your new drivers have as much practice as possible under the supervision of an experienced driver. You can start with short trips near your home, plan on which driving skills to focus the most on, be vocal and give advanced warning and be encouraging. Avoid yelling or talking down to your…

Having Witnesses and Evidence

The longer you wait to start speaking with people, the harder it will be for them to recall exactly what happened. Peoples’ memories become unclear and can even disappear over time. Oftentimes, witnesses will be hard to find. This is especially true for car accidents. If you are in a car accident, make sure that…

Fired While On Workers Compensation

Your employer cannot fire you for making a workers’ compensation claim; however, they may fire you while you have a pending claim as long as they can show that there were reasons for firing you that were unrelated to your workers’ compensation claim. Most employees in Louisiana are considered to be at-will employees, meaning you…

Rental Car Accidents

In any accident, you should: check that everyone is okay, call 911, exchange contact and insurance information with any other drivers involved and take pictures of the scene. When driving a rental car, call the company as soon as possible, inform them of the accident and ask them how to proceed. Contact your insurance company,…

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