Lavis Law Firm


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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; user-select: auto !important;">If you have been hurt in a job-related accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits through your employer’s insurer, regardless of fault, with the assistance of a New Orleans workers’ compensation attorney. Employees who work for private employers are typically covered by the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, and benefits may include payment of necessary and reasonably related medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation services, a portion of the victim’s wages during the disability period, and other benefits.</p>

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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; user-select: auto !important;">The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides coverage for employees engaged in maritime work who are injured on navigable waters of the U.S. or in adjoining areas customarily used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. The Act also provides compensation for medical treatment, supplies, incidental costs of travel, and other needs, as well as benefits for the employee’s dependents if the injury results in death.</p>
<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; user-select: auto !important;">The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. It provides compensation to employees working on behalf of the government outside the U.S., including those working on military bases or employees of private government contractors or sub-contractors. If the eligibility requirements are met, all employees engaged in such employment will be covered under the Defense Base Act, regardless of nationality.</p>

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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; user-select: auto !important;">Insurance companies are required to settle claims quickly and efficiently, paying all of your covered losses under your life, homeowners, flood, hurricane, or other insurance policy according to statutory guidelines. A claim for Louisiana life insurance benefits, for example, must be settled by the insurer within 60 days after receipt of due proof of death, or the insurer will be required to pay interest until a valid claim is paid. Statutory penalties may be also imposed on insurance companies that deny your claim, or any part of your claim, in bad faith.</p>
<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; user-select: auto !important;">You may have a bad faith claim against your insurance company if it fails to pay your claim within the applicable statutory period or denies your claim without cause or in an arbitrary and capricious manner. Lavis Law Firm assists clients in determining loss coverage under their insurance policies, preparing their claims, gathering the necessary documentation, following up on the status of a claim with the insurance company, and representing them in any disputes that may arise.</p>

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<p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 35px; padding: 0px; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 1.5; text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; color: #ffffff; text-align: center; user-select: auto !important;"><span style="font-family: inherit; background-color: initial;">Obtaining thorough legal advice is a crucial part in deciding whether to pursue legal action after an auto accident. Here, New Orleans workers’ compensation lawyer Charles Lavis understands the nuances of workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases actions against an insurer. We also have an office in Baton Rouge, from which we can assist individuals and families . Lavis Law Firm has served injured individuals in cities such as Lake Charles, Lafayette, Shreveport, Metairie, and Monroe. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 1-866-558-9151, or contact us online.</span>orney. Employees who work for private employers are typically covered by the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, and benefits may include payment of necessary and reasonably related medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation services, a portion of the victim’s wages during the disability period, and other benefits.</p>


At Lavis Law Firm, we have dedicated our practice to assisting clients with personal injury and insurance-related claims, including motor vehicle collisions, on-the-job accidents, trip and fall, denials of insurance coverage, and more. We strive to provide our clients with individualized attention, diligent representation, and prompt communication. Since 1995, our injury lawyers have helped residents of New Orleans as well as Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.