Spoliation of Evidence

Spoliation of evidence is a serious issue that can have a major impact on the outcome of litigation. As such, it’s something that all parties need to take seriously and address from the outset of litigation.  To help ensure you comply with all applicable laws and that your rights are protected, here is an overview […]

Saunders & Chabert Louisiana Product Liability

Every day, Americans use dozens of products, from brushing their teeth in the morning to cooking dinner on the stove at night. Unfortunately, defective products can endanger the health and wellbeing of consumers, potentially leading to hazardous situations that result in injuries. When a product fails and causes injury, it can be overwhelming to know […]

Social Security Disability

A Saunders Chabert employee holding a Product Liability Insurance Document

When you’re injured or become disabled, continuing to work a regular job to support your family can become complicated. Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help, but navigating the process after the initial application can be overwhelming.  Unfortunately, most initial applications are denied. Thankfully, you can appeal the decision. With a skilled Social Security […]

Know Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

In every state, there are laws that safeguard employees during their work. In Louisiana the workers’ compensation laws are designed to be “no-fault,” implying that if workers suffer injuries and seek benefits, they do not have to establish fault. Consequently, they forfeit their right to sue their employer for the accident. Although worker’s compensation laws […]

Statutory Employer Rule Explained

The statutory employer rule is a legal doctrine that applies when a worker is injured on the job while working for a subcontractor. This rule ensures that a worker still receives workers’ compensation in the event of a workplace injury if they are not classified as an independent contractor or as a common law employee […]

Injured? In need of financial assistance? Know what’s right for you.

The ripple effects of an injury can be devastating, causing you to lose your source of income when you need it most. Between medical bills and everyday living expenses, waiting on your personal injury claim to settle can be stressful.  Whether you’re grappling with the impact of a serious workplace or car accident, Saunders and […]

10 Things To Do When You Get In a Car Wreck

Steps to Take When You Get In a Wreck During the Incident The safety of yourself and others involved should always come first. In a severe accident, smoke, fire, chemicals, or road traffic may pose a threat to those on the scene. If the car is still drivable, move it to the side of the […]

Injured On A Fleet Vessel? What To Do Now

Like many fields, working in the maritime industry presents a unique set of hazards, and like any industry, it should be safe and free of hazardous risks. However, accidents can happen.  Knowing what to do next can help you become eligible for benefits and compensation surrounding these accidents.  Whether you’re hurt on a fleet vessel […]