Workers' Compensation & Administrative Law
Defending Employers Against Workers' Compensation Claims
Countless personal injury attorneys in New Orleans and throughout the United
States represent workers who have been hurt on the job and want help recovering
the maximum benefits available through workers' compensation insurance.
While there are cases in which an injured employee needs help getting
fair treatment, it is also true that many plaintiffs' lawyers seek
to exploit loopholes in the system and place an exorbitant drain on the
available resources of employers.
As an employer trying to advance business interests in a difficult economic
climate, you deserve defense against workers' compensation claims
that have the potential to cause a financial disaster for your company.
How Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. Can Help Your Company
The firm has been in operation since 1892, and its lawyers have a long
history of success in defending the interests of clients in the local
business community. They represent both employers and workers' compensation
The firm handles claims on both the state and federal levels. In addition
to ordinary workers' compensation claims filed under the Louisiana
Workers' Compensation Act, the lawyers also take on cases involving
other types of legal action involving injured workers.
The firm can assist with issues pertaining to the:
- War Hazards Compensation Act
- Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
- Defense Base Act
- Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act
- Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act
- Federal Employers Liability Act
- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Proven Workers' Compensation Representation for New Orleans Employers
The firm's clients include marine contractors, stevedores, shipyards,
defense contractors, offshore oil and gas interests, and insurance providers,
among others. Whenever possible, the firm's attorneys strive to resolve
claims without going to court, such as through
mediation and arbitration, but they do not hesitate to litigate a matter when necessary to defend
a client's interests.
They have handled cases at every stage of the workers' compensation
process, including by working directly with the Office of Workers'
Compensation, in hearings before administrative law judges and the Benefits
Review Board, as well as going before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
and the Supreme Court.