With more than 90 years of combined experience defending employers against workers compensation claims, Hurlburt, Monrose & Ernest A Professional Law Corporation serves a broad base of clients, including group and self-insured employers. Our defense lawyers represent employers located or conducting business in the state of Louisiana, employers with employees traveling through or injured in Louisiana, and Louisiana-based employers conducting business across the country.
When an employee is injured in your workplace, as the employer-respondent you must address the injury by filing a First Report of Injury and by cooperating with your workers compensation insurance carrier, if any. Even if you suspect employee fraud, you should still cooperate with the investigation and other attorneys, and you should not terminate the employee. Whether you carry workers compensation insurance or are a self-insured employer, you will be required to appear before the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which reviews your case during a trial hearing and determines the appropriate amount of compensation due to the claimant.
Self-insured workers compensation defense For employers who do not carry workers compensation insurance, the process of defending against an employee claim can be significantly more complex and costly. We defend both group self-insured employers who have pooled their liabilities with other employers and self-insured employers approved by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. In either case, your best defense against an employee claim is to contact us as soon as possible.
Prompt and effective analysis and workers compensation defense Our first service is to provide you with a thorough analysis of your case as soon as possible. This analysis will inform you of your rights and responsibilities, provide you with an honest appraisal of your best settlement options, and offer you legal advice on whether you should engage in litigation. Throughout the defense of your claim, you will have our experienced attorneys working on the case and advancing your defense with great dispatch toward an immediate resolution. We zealously and aggressively pursue your bottom line, whether the ultimate resolution rests in settlement, litigation or appeal. Above all, we defend your best interests at all times, steadfastly representing your position and standing behind both your decisions and our work.
Contact reliable Louisiana workers compensation defense attorneys today We are well-respected in Lafayette and throughout southern Louisiana, and we are familiar with arbitrators and opposing counsel in the area. If you are defending against an employee’s workers compensation claim, reach out to us today. Call Hurlburt, Monrose & Ernest A Professional Law Corporation at 337-237-0261or contact us online.