Do You Need An Attorney For Your Workers’ Comp Case?
I explain how working with an experienced lawyer can make a big difference.
How Do I Get Quality Medical Care For My Workplace Injury?
I will help you find the right doctor to treat your injuries and aid your recovery.
What Can I Do If I Am Not Receiving My Benefits?
I will explain the options available to you and help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
What Types Of Benefits Are Available To Me?
I will pursue every kind of workers’ comp benefits that may be awarded in your case.
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, cellphone, 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 you deserve, the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
I have been named one of the top attorneys in the area by New Orleans Magazine and the Times-Picayune, and one of Louisiana’s top 10 attorneys based on client satisfaction.
Decades Of Experience
In my 20 years of legal experience, I have helped many workers secure full and fair workers’ compensation benefits. I know the courts and the opposition – and they know to take my clients’ claims seriously.
When You Hire Me, You Hire ME.
At some workers’ compensation firms, clients are treated like file numbers and passed off to inexperienced associates or paralegals. However, when you work with me, I will personally handle every aspect of your case.
A Proud Louisiana Native
I am honored to use my experience to help workers in my native state after they experience a workplace injury, illness or disability.
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/her 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.”
Once you choose a doctor, it is virtually impossible to change doctors. So, don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong doctor. In 20 years of experience practicing workers’ compensation law in Louisiana, I have learned which doctors are in the insurance company’s pocket and which are genuinely concerned with your health and recovery. Call me as soon as you can – before you choose a doctor. Don’t let the staff at the emergency room or walk-in clinic tell you whom you should choose as your doctor.
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 injury, 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 side for all hearings or trials and will protect your interests at all times. I will not let the insurance company force you to return to work before you are physically and mentally ready!
No Attorney Fees Unless I Win
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 a settlement, plus any cost I incur, 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.
Your Case Is Important. Schedule A Free Consultation Today.
After a workplace injury, it is important to contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you have concerns about your benefits. Any delays could threaten your case. I want to help you get the benefits you deserve.
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. 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.