Your Guide to Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits

Your Guide to Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits

If you have ever suffered a serious work injury, you’re probably familiar with workers’ compensation. For those of you who aren’t, workers’ compensation is insurance provided by an employer that reimburses an injured worker for getting hurt while on the job. Most...

Be Prepared for an Independent Medical Exam

When you file for workers’ compensation, you may be asked to submit to an independent medical exam, or IME. This is basically a second medical opinion, which might contradict your doctor’s assessment of your injury. If you need surgery, or long-term disability, an IME...

Gravity is Often Not a Worker’s Friend

Many people watched with awe in the 1990s as shuttle astronauts floated in zero-gravity space. Back on earth, gravity is not always so amusing. Gravity is one the chief factors in work injuries – when workers fall themselves and when workers are struck by falling...

Certain Minority Groups Face Risk of Injury on the Job

According to a recent study, racial inequalities may also be reflected in the frequency of workplace injuries and disability. This is particularly true for Hispanic immigrants and African American males, who tend to work jobs that carry the highest injury risk. In...

Workers’ Memorial Day is Friday

Ceremony and safety reminder Apr. 28 in Baton Rouge More than 4,000 American workers die on the job each year – about 10 work-related deaths every day – and another 4 million employees are injured or become sick at work. In Louisiana alone there are about...