Personal Injury Blog

5 Most Common Offshore Workers Compensation Injuries in Louisiana June 22, 2018

The work environment on an oil rig or maritime operations is one of the harshest and most dangerous of any occupation. It takes vigilance to remain safe. The truth is that many serious accidents on oil rigs can be prevented. The most common causes of worker accidents are: poor maintenance of vessels, lack of proper…

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Do I qualify for SSA’s Compassionate Allowance Program? June 15, 2018

What is the SSA Compassionate Allowance Program? The Social Security Administration started a program called the Compassionate Allowance Program in 2008. It was started because the process of getting approved for Social Security Disability can be a tedious one. It can take several months or years to get approved for Social Security Administration. The Compassionate…

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Technology Advancements in Cars: Distraction or Aide? June 8, 2018

Over the past few months and years, technological advances have come a long way to make our lives easier than ever before. Many of these advances promise to help us while we are driving down the street, across town or to the other side of the nation. Our Louisiana accident lawyers have reviewed some of…

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What medical records are needed for my SSDI claim? June 1, 2018

For a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim to prevail, the claimant must submit medical records that demonstrates (a)the claimant has a disability and (b)the disability’s severity precludes the claimant from work. Because SSDI is permanent disability, approval hinges on how the severity of the disability affects the claimant’s ability to work in any occupation…

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What is the Jones Act and How Does it Protect me? May 25, 2018

The Jones Act is a federal statute that was passed in 1920. The legislation, also known as 46 USC section 883, was put in place to protect Merchant Marines, ships and crews. Under the U.S. mandated act, certain laws are mandated to determine trade guidelines for ships. The act also prohibits ships not built in…

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