I Help Injured Workers With All Aspects Of Their Workers' Comp Claims

At Rusty Savoie Attorney at Law LLC, I protect the rights of injured workers. From my offices in Covington and Houma, I represent clients on the Northshore and throughout Southeast Louisiana who have suffered illnesses or injuries in workplace accidents.

I am not a law-firm.  If you hire me, you hire ME!  I will personally handle your case.   You will deal with ME, not a paralegal, secretary or inexperienced associate attorney.  If you hire me, I will be available to you 24/7 via phone, cell phone, text and email.  You will get the direct and immediate benefit of my 20 years of legal experience.   My practice is built on my personal commitment to helping you get the benefits that you deserve, the benefits you are entitled to under the law.  Call me today!  Let's discuss your case at your convenience.  I will never pressure you to hire me.  Call me and we can discuss your case and I can help you understand your rights - with absolutely no obligation to hire me.  I want to help you understand the process and let you know your rights - rights that your employer and the insurance company are not telling you about.

I have received many awards and accolades in my legal career, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible. I have also been named as one of New Orleans' Top Attorneys by New Orleans Magazine and Top Lawyers of Louisiana by the Times-Picayune.  And, recently, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected me as one of the top 10 attorneys in Louisiana based on client satisfaction.  I encourage you to review my testimonials page and see what current and former clients are saying about me.  I am proud of what I have achieved and proud of the help I have given to countless injured workers.  I am proud to stand up for the rights of injured workers in Louisiana.  I hope you will let me help you!

I am confident that I can help you with your workers' compensation case. I know that this is a challenging time for you, and I am completely dedicated to helping you obtain the results you deserve and you entitled to by law. You can depend on me to work tirelessly on your behalf.

The Most Important Decision You Will Make - Choosing a Doctor

When it comes to workers' compensation claims, there are doctors who work mostly for insurance companies and there are those who choose to treat injured workers.  Under Louisiana law, an injured worker is entitled to a physician of his own choosing in any specialty he or she requires.  For most work-injuries, that will be an orthopedist or neurologist.  The insurance company is then entitled to have you see a doctor of their choosing in the same field of specialty.  Your choice of physician is your treating physician and the insurance company's doctor is considered a Second Medical Opinion (SMO), but not the doctor you go to for treatment.  Unfortunately, you will not know whether the doctor you choose works mostly for insurance companies or is someone chosen more often by injured workers.  You will find out, however, when he or she releases you to return to work and you're still in pain.  It is only then that you will realize that your doctor is putting the insurance company's interest over yours because insurance companies are his or her "bread and butter" and its how he or she can afford the big house, nice car, boat, etc..  And, once you choose a doctor, it is virtually impossible to change doctors.  So, don't make the mistake of choosing the wrong doctor.  CALL ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN - BEFORE YOU CHOOSE A DOCTOR.  DON'T LET THE EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF OR WALK-IN CLINIC STAFF TELL YOU WHO YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AS YOUR DOCTOR!!

What I Charge!

Many workers' compensation lawyers in Louisiana will not only charge a percentage of any settlement, but also a percentage of any weekly workers' compensation check you receive while not working after your accident.  If you are entitled to receive a weekly workers' compensation check, that check will be for 2/3rds of your average weekly wage (AWW) at the time of your work accident.  For many people, that is not a lot of money and having to pay their lawyer a percentage of what they receive only adds to their troubles during what is very likely a difficult and trying time.  Therefore, I do not collect any part of my clients' weekly workers' compensation checks.  I charge only 20% of whatever may be gained in settlement, plus any cost I incure, assuming you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) and are in a position to settle your claim.  If your claim proceeds to trial, the Office of Workers' Compensation judge will award attorney's fees to be paid by your employer and their workers' compensation insurer.

Experienced Workers' Comp Lawyer Focused on Results

I have handled thousands of workers' compensation cases in Louisiana, from the simple to the complex.  Whether you have been injured in a construction accident or have had a complicated offshore injuryk, I will be able to provide you with the representation you need throughout all stages of your case.

As your attorney, you can count on me to be an aggressive advocate for your claim.  I will be by your sidce for all hearings or trials, and will protect you interest at all times.  I will not let the insurance company force you to return to work before you are physically and mentally ready!

Your Case Matters. Schedule A Free Consultation.

You need to reach out to me as soon as possible. Any delays could threaten your case. I want to help you get the benefits that you deserve. Please call me at 985-898-3434 or send me an email to discuss your claims.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.