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What is No Fault in Workers Compensation in Louisiana?

If are injured on the job, you are entitled to a third party claim. In workers compensation in Louisiana you cannot sue your employer for work injuries, you can’t sue your employer for an accident that you have on the job. This is called the exclusive remedy in Louisiana. You have a workers compensation claim,... Read more

What Do Investigator and Expert Witnesses Do?

As an investigator at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm, Chris Starling has a lot of job responsibilities. One of those is making client contacts and investigating accidents. As an investigator he is there to represent the the victim and get a first-hand account of what actually happened in the accident. Starling was recently qualified as... Read more

Are You Entitled To Your Own Choice of Physician in a Louisiana Workers Comp Case?

A claimant is entitled to their own choice of physician in the state of Louisiana. You’re entitled to go to your own choice of physician in each field of specialty. If you feel you are in need of a neurosurgeon for nerve damage then you’re entitled to your own choice of physician in the neurology... Read more

#YES Coloring Contest – Giving back to classrooms

At Galloway Jefcoat, we want to give back to our area schools this school semester! Starting September 14th, through September 30th, we have a few $100 Amazon gift cards to give away! We want to help you get your much-needed supplies for the classroom! Teachers, all you need to do is download this coloring page... Read more

Responding to the E-cig Regulation

The 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey showed that more than 5 million youth, including middle school age students, reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days and nearly one million users daily. A majority of those current e-cigarette users reported using JUUL© as their brand of choice. How does this affect me? No longer are... Read more

CARES Act and Employee Retention

The CARES Act, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, is designed to encourage Eligible Employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID – 19, with a few options. There is some specific information you will need to discuss when applying for these loans.  Some questions... Read more

Galloway Jefcoat now offers virtual appointments

Dear Family, Friends, Clients, and Colleagues, Please be advised that we at Galloway Jefcoat, LLP have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have been adopting safe practices to protect our employees and clients and to the best of our ability to maintain service to our clients. During this troubling time, we are now offering virtual... Read more

What Does it Mean to be Declared Disabled?

It is up to an administrative judge to determine if you can be declared disabled. A five step process well determine the rules and a lawyer should know what those processes are. Medical evidence will be gathered and attorney Jason Weaver advises his clients to testify in court. Watch as Lake Charles SSD lawyer Jason... Read more

Why is it Important Not to Settle a Case Quickly?

The attorneys at Galloway Jefcoat want to have and maintain a personal relationship with their clients. Watch as John Jefcoat describes a case in which a woman was left with third degree burns after an accident. Having the time to closely work with clients allows for the attorneys at Galloway Jefcoat to produce the best... Read more

What Happens in a Workers Compensation Hearing?

When you file for workers compensation benefits, you may attend several hearings over the course of settling your claim. An attorney can work with you to prepare you for each workers compensation hearing. If your case eventually goes to trial, then a lawyer can represent your best interests. Watch attorney Shelly Maturin explain the process... Read more