Experienced Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are like many hardworking people in Lake Charles throughout Louisiana, you rely on your paycheck to pay your bills and provide for your family. When a work injury or illness puts you out of work for weeks, months or years, paying your bills and providing for your family can become very difficult.

Your job provides stability, and when you no longer have that stability, stress can quickly set in. Combine the stress of not working with the stress of having a major injury, and you may feel that it is impossible to overcome this problem.

The Hale Law Firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has been helping injured workers since 1977. We understand that your family depends on you, and we understand the stress that you are under. That is why we want you to know that you can depend on us to handle your workers’ compensation claim with the attentiveness and knowledge that you deserve.

Call us today at 337-426-1071 or 877-596-5155 toll free to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.

Three Steps To Take After An Accident At Work

All employers in Louisiana are required to provide full-time and part-time employees with workers’ compensation benefits. If you were hurt at work, you can file a claim for an injury (or illness) that you sustained while at work. Here are three steps that you can take:

  1. Report your injury or illness to your employer immediately
  2. Seek medical care and be very clear to your doctor that the injury or illness is work-related
  3. Obtain help from our workers’ compensation attorneys

We can ensure that you comply with all requirements for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. A small error or a missed deadline could result in your claim being denied. We can ensure that your claim is complete and that everything is handled in a timely manner.

Talk To Our Lawyers If You Were Hurt At Work

Our law firm can stand by your side and help you seek and obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve. Additionally, we may be able to help you obtain disability damages if applicable to your claim.

Call us locally at 337-426-1071 or toll free at 877-596-5155 to schedule your free initial consultation. You may also contact us online. If we accept your case and there is no recovery, you will not be responsible for paying for any costs, fees or expenses.

Our Case Results

$10,000,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, had his lower leg amputated in a maritime workplace accident due to negligently maintained and constructed equipment.

$4 ,000,000 Personal Injury Case

Plaintiff, an inmate at Beauregard Parish Jail, was severely beaten by a fellow inmate, resulting in permanent paralysis and brain damage.

$3,649,831.84 Jury Verdict

Offshore basket transfer from the deck of a vessel to an unmanned fixed platform in which plaintiff suffered operated neck and back injuries.

$3,500,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent disfiguring burns due to a defective carnival ride at the New Orleans Superdome that caught fire.

$2,400,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman/deckhand, had his lower leg amputated on a barge located in Texas on the San Jacinto River.

$2,000,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, was working on a lay barge when a cable struck him in the abdomen resulting in an operated back injury.

$1,500,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered an operated neck injury when the pushboat he was working aboard on the Mississippi River near New Orleans capsized and sank due to the wakes generated by a passing chemical tanker and towboat and the unseaworthiness of the pushboat.

$1,300,000 Railroad Accident

Railroad accident in Vinton, Louisiana in which inadequate and outdated warnings, obsolete wig wag and site obstructions at railroad crossing resulted in severe, permanent head injury.

$595,000 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff suffered an operated neck injury when his vehicle was struck by a left turning motorist who failed to yield. No lost wage claim.

$405,398 Plaintiff

Automobile accident in which plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler resulting in an operated back injury at the same levels as a prior back surgery. No loss wage claim.

$150,000 Plaintiff

Plaintiff, a Jones Act seaman, suffered severe mental anguish when the dredge tender he was working aboard in Mobile, Alabama capsized and sank due to bad weather and the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

$1.1 Million Construction Accident

Construction accident involving plaintiff who fell through an opening in catwalk grating resulting in an operated back injury and brain injury.

$1.1 Million Jury Verdict Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in Allen Parish in which plaintiff's vehicle struck a large pothole on the highway, causing her vehicle to run off the highway and strike a tree.

$ 1.1 Million Settled During Trial Construction Accident

Construction accident in which plaintiff released pipe from a secured pipe rack, pinning himself between the pipe rack and his 18-wheeler, crushing his head and body and resulting in his death.

$ 1.1 Million Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in which plaintiff's vehicle was broad-sided, resulting in an operated neck injury.

$ 1,750,000 Automobile Accident

Automobile accident in which an 18-wheeler struck plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in neck and leg injuries.