The law says you are covered for any work-related injury or illness. In reality, many employers and insurers resist their workers’ compensation obligations. Your benefits may be short-changed or straight-up denied. You may be pressured, threatened or accused of faking.
Ideally, get legal advice at the time of your injury. This helps you assert your rights and prevent a lot of troubles. But the workers’ comp lawyers of Schwartz Law Firm LLC can step in at any point. With offices in Metairie and Baton Rouge, we advocate for injured workers throughout New Orleans and southern Louisiana.
Here are five common scenarios in which hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can make a world of difference:
When Should I Hire A Workers’ Comp Attorney?
Even if you are initially approved for benefits, there are many crossroads in a workers’ compensation claim. Contacting a lawyer at the time of injury avoids many problems and gives you an advantage when conflicts arise.
Call us today at 504-837-2263 . We are available 24/7 by phone or you can contact us online. Our attorneys provide a free initial consultation, and when we represent you there are no attorney fees unless we secure your benefits or back pay.
Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases. Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.