Working people usually suffer during calamities because they lack financial resources. They then may make the mistake of relying on their employer and insurance company to carry them through. Unfortunately, businesses have to protect their bottom line, the profit. It is up to you to protect yourself when hurt. In short, you need a friend and legal advisor.
The firm of Laura Y. Rodriguez, P.C. is an attorney armed with the goal to bring as much justice to Louisiana as possible. Here are some of the ways a workplace injury attorney in New Orleans can assist those harmed while at work.
Find a Fair Doctor
When a workplace injury takes place, it is common for employers to arrange a doctor visit. In fact, their insurer usually requires medical verification of the injuries. However, it is imperative that workers understand that the attending physician may not have their best interest in mind. There may be no malfeasance involved, but, in close calls, the doctor chosen by the company may veer towards protecting them from a large claim.
Laura Y. Rodriguez, P.C. can help area workers locate an objective doctor, who will provide a fair assessment of the damages. Then, this medical report can become part of the record needed to persuade either a court to decide in the client’s favor or the other party to accept a just settlement offer.
Personal injury lawsuits, such as workplace accidents, allow for two types of damage awards: compensatory and punitive. In Louisiana, compensatory damages are the more common type. Courts provide these monetary awards to recompense the injured person for such things as medical bills, loss of wages and rehabilitation costs. Laura Y. Rodriguez, P.C. know how to accumulate the paperwork and other evidence needed to legitimate the amount a client has lost because of an accident.
Louisiana does allow a limited range of punitive damages. This monetary award punishes the defendant for the callous negligence that resulted in the accident. It is possible, in cases where the offending company is from a state with a wide range of punitive categories, for the courts to allow them in Louisiana (Civil Code 3546).
Arrange Settlement Offers
Most cases do not go to trial. At times, a settlement serves the interest of justice. This firm has skilled negotiators, who know the amounts usually awarded workers in particular accidents.
Get Help Today
Laura Y. Rodriguez, P.C. brings experience and fortitude to Louisiana communities (including NOLA, Gretna, Houma, Larose, and Baton Rouge), with an overall goal of protecting workers hurt on the job from further suffering.
Financial losses resulting in evictions and bankruptcies are all too common in this region. If you need a workplace injury attorney, New Orleans, you can contact Laura Y. Rodriguez, P.C. as soon as possible for a free consultation. 1-866-99LAWRA