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 insurance providers.

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.

Attorneys

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. - Lawyer
Located at: 3300 Energy Centre, 1100 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70163

In Baton Rouge - One American Place 301 Main Street, Suite 1170 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70825
(504) 585-3200
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