Category Archives: Personal Injury

Our Lafayette personal injury attorneys help accident victims and their families injured due to another’s negligence.

What Are Death Benefits Under the Workers Compensation Act in Louisiana?

Death Benefits can depend on who gets the benefits as addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. Sometimes the spouse gets the benefits, or the children and the spouse, every situation is different. Death benefits are part of the workers compensation Act of Louisiana, and with each being different you have to address each case and determine who gets the benefits. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney who knows the specialties in the law of Louisiana. An attorney can help protect your rights and your remedies that you’re offered. Video Transcription: In death cases or accidents which result in death on the job, that isn’t also addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. But it’s something called death benefits, but it’s not that clear, it’s not that simple, it depends on who gets the benefits. Sometimes if it’s, there’s only a spouse and no children the spouse…
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How Do Attorney’s Fees Work in Louisiana?

Attorney’s fees, in Louisiana, when it comes to workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In this video attorney Robert Martina goes into detail the differences in percentage when it comes to personal injury and workers compensation claims. When working with an attorney they can help you navigate through the tricky parts like with workers compensation cases and the amounts you can recover. Rather than do the work yourself it’s important to hire an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to make sure your claim runs smoothly. Video Transcription: In Louisiana, attorneys fees in workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In tort or personal injury cases it’s a straight, usually it’s a straight 1/3 or 33 and 1/3 percent of any recovery made. In workers compensation it’s completely different. It’s a statutory rate, is 20% of all amounts…
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What Differences Do You See in Clients Before and After a Case?

When clients first come to the offices at Galloway and Jefcoat, personal injury attorney Joseph Saloom notices their stress. How they may not be in a good position, both financially and physically. But, by the time it comes to the end of the case he notices the release of stress and overall relief. Saloom wants to help get everything behind his clients, to start anew, from whatever situation they were put in. Former clients often refer new ones because they know of the quality and time Saloom puts into his work, cases and attempt to help clients as best he can. Video Transcription: When clients first come here they’re generally stressed and not in a good position, both financially and physically, or whatever it may be. By the time we reach an end to their case you can see the release of stress and just their relief of just getting…
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