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Know If You Have A Case For Your Offshore Injury

Posted in News & Events on September 21, 2017

Offshore injuries are some of the most dangerous injury cases out there. With the threat of such accidents like rig explosions and boating incidents, understanding when your injury is considered an offshore injury for the company will help you immensely. Unfortunately, sometimes the process is muddled in law jargon, and is tough to traverse without…

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Workers Compensation vs. Personal Injury

Posted in Choosing The Right Lawyer For Your Situation on September 19, 2017

Workplace accidents and injuries are, sadly, a common occurrence within the working world. Whether it be strains from moving office materials, or having a fall or crush injury inside of a factory or warehouse, injuries can occur anywhere, anytime. Personal injury claims may often be an option as well when someone gets hurt in this…

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How to Communicate With Other People’s Insurance Companies

Posted in I’ve Been Hurt- Now What? on September 12, 2017

Traffic accidents are a routine part of life as they occur on an almost daily basis. Whether it be a simple “fender-bender,” or a high speed crash, it is never a fun experience. What’s even worse is, after the incident, attempting to get a hold of the insurance companies to get you your due justice…

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How Do I File an Offshore Injury Claim in Louisiana?

Posted in High Risk: Offshore Injury on September 7, 2017

Being injured is never an enjoyable experience to go through. This is especially true when dealing with injuries on the job or with the possibility of being injured while offshore. Offshore injury cases are some of the most dangerous and murky areas to work with, as the injuries can be caused by many different factors…

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Top 5 most frequent causes of work place injury

Posted in I’ve Been Hurt- Now What? on September 5, 2017

Workplace injuries are not an uncommon thing within the working world. With the rampant growth of multiple diverse industries, workplace injuries have been on the rise over the past few years. Everything fromindustrial accidents to crashes while on the road contribute to injuries while on the job, and some are not as difficult to understand as…

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How to Take on Big Companies in an Injury Claim

Posted in Choosing The Right Lawyer For Your Situation on August 22, 2017

Injury claims can be a complicated and intimidating process to experience. Potentially having to communicate with the opposing party, filling out paperwork, running the risk of having a claim denied or losing your claim after a lengthy trial are all reasons many individuals choose to stay away from litigation altogether. There are definitely risks involved…

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Can I Still Get Compensation if I’m Uninsured?

Posted in I’ve Been Hurt- Now What? on August 15, 2017

There’s nothing quite as unfortunate as both having an accident and getting hurt. To make matters worse, injured parties are often forced to handle paperwork without knowing if an insurance provider will compensate them or not. It’s time consuming and often a major headache. In the end, you hopefully get some form of financial compensation out…

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What Exactly Is The Jones Act?

Posted in News & Events on August 10, 2017

If you are an offshore worker, it is important to know your rights after being injured off the mainland.  What is the Jones Act? The Jones Act, or Merchant Marine Act of 1920, was introduced by Senator Wesley Jones. The act is a Federal statute that covers a broad range of subjects, including regulations regarding…

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Industries to Work In

Posted in Case Studies and Successes on August 8, 2017

Injuries can occur in any line of work. However, some jobs and industries carry more risk. Compiled from the BLS released data in the CFOI, here are the top five major industries that are dangerous to work in.  5. Government work Government work encompasses more than just politicians. It covers a wide range of occupations, including state and county workers….

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18-Wheeler Blind Spots: Know Where To Drive

Posted in Whose Liability is it (anyways)? on August 1, 2017

A motor vehicle collision may be one of the scariest life experiences an individual will endure. At the end of the day, you cannot control other drivers, even those handling massive 18-wheelers that can easily crush your car or motorcycle. The truth is, a driver of a vehicle as large as an 18-wheeler cannot possibly have their…

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