How Work-Related Injuries Can Affect Your Pay

Read Time: 4 minutes TL;DR 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…

Car Accident Lawyer

Read Time: 4.5 minutes TL;DR 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…

Workers' Compensation

Read time: 5 minutes TL;DR 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…

Safe New Driver

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR 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…

Having Witnesses and Evidence

Read Time: 3.5 minutes TL;DR 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…

Fired While On Workers Compensation

Read time: 2.75 minutes TL;DR 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…

Rental Car Accidents

Read time: 3.75 minutes TL;DR 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…

job-related illness

Read time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR A broken bone is an example of a one-time injury. A job-related illness, a.k.a an occupational disease, is a “disease or illness which is due to causes and conditions characteristic of and peculiar to the particular trade, occupation, process or employment in which the employee is exposed to such disease.”…

Social Media Use

Read time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR Insurance companies may look to your social media account for any post that could cast doubt on your personal injury claim in an effort to settle for the least amount of money  as quickly as possible. If an insurance company can find these posts, they do not have to get…

Passenger Rights in a Vehicle Accident

Read Time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR If you are a passenger in an accident, you can file a third-party claim with the insurer of the driver at fault. If you were a passenger in a collision while in a car that you own, you can file a claim with the insurance of the driver at fault;…

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