Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to the safety of those little trick-or-treaters. Fortunately, there are lots of easy things parents and kids can do to stay safe on the spookiest of holidays. Top Tips for Halloween Safety A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on…

With all the discussion of some of the idiocy of this current legislative session, it got me thinking…  what noteworthy laws do we have that made it all the way through the Legislature and across the Governor’s desk to become law?  If you’re wondering like me, wonder no more… “Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.  …

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…

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