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January 2017 Archives

What duty does a business owner have for safety?

Are business owners responsible for injuries to employees, customers or even trespassers who enter the property? While workers' compensation covers the vast majority of accidents involving employees, business owners should be aware of the liability that could be placed on them in an incident on the business' premises, such as a slip-and-fall accident.

Obtaining maintenance and cure following a maritime accident

For some residents in New Orleans, working on a boat is his or her primary source of income. Whether you work on a private vessel or a large ship, the daily activities and routines of seaman can include rather risky work. Therefore, becoming injured on the job is not a rare occurrence in this industry. And for those injured in a maritime accident, it is important that there are recourses available to them.

I got hurt on the job; can I sue my employer?

Like the other states, Louisiana has a workers' compensation system designed to help employees in New Orleans and throughout this state get money quickly and efficiently when they get injured at work and need coverage for lost wages and medical bills. The trade-off, however, is that Louisiana employees ordinarily may not sue their employers for injuries, since, in theory, those injuries get covered by workers' compensation.

Helping Louisiana victims of medical malpractice

Among the other types of injuries our law office handles on behalf of clients in both New Orleans and throughout Louisiana, our attorneys and staff assist people who wound sicker or otherwise in worse health after seeing a doctor or other medical professional.

What are the 'federal rest rules' and why do they matter?

What are commonly called "federal rest rules" are in fact federal regulations that apply to the drivers of many commercial vehicles, particularly large trucks other vehicles used to transport property or passengers over state lines. Many drivers that must follow these regulations transport cargo and passenger on the roads in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.

Helping injured seamen and offshore workers

New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras as well as its rich culture. The city is also known for its close proximity to the ocean and other waterways. Due to its easy access to the gulf and the Atlantic Ocean, many residents find careers working in marinas, fishing vessels, barges and other large ships and boats. And while these career paths can be very rewarding, working in this industry can present many risks for seaman and offshore workers.

What elements must be proved in a wrongful death suit?

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event to endure. It is even more challenging for individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere when a loved one is suddenly taken away from them due to the negligence of another. No one can ever predict when and if a fatal accident will occur. Even more so, surviving family members are never fully prepared to deal with the aftermath. Therefore, it is important to understand what recourses are available and how to pursue a legal action for the wrongful death of a loved one.

Truck-car accidents still common, despite heavy regulation

Semis and tractor-trailers are only a small portion of national traffic, yet ensuring that the trucks and drivers at their helm are 100 percent safe is essential because of the size differential between the average car and a fully stocked trailer.