Pugh Accardo has a highly qualified group of attorneys who handle a broad scope of employer liability matters. These attorneys have handled claims in all areas of employer-employee related relations. These include workers’ compensation matters, wrongful discharge, discrimination, unemployment compensation, wage-pay claims, ADA claims, Non-Compete Agreements, retaliatory discharge claims, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, and disability claims.
Pugh Accardo believes that the defense of workers’ compensation matters is an important service we provide to our clients. With our experience and skill in workers’ compensation matters , we are better able to advise our clients in both injury and occupational disease claims , which can be further complicated by the ADA , FMLA , and/or retaliatory discharge issues .
Our practice includes the representation of self-insured and insured employers in workers’ compensation cases. We assist our clients on a daily basis in both claims handling and procedural matters. We assist our clients with many services, including improving safety and health concerns, improving claims reporting and management policies and procedures, supervisor training particularly as it relates to the handling of job accidents and injuries, detecting fraud, coordinating the settlement of workers’ compensation and workplace claims, formulating return-to –work programs, assisting with FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, wrongful discharge issues, and OSHA compliance. Our workers’ compensation team is skilled at targeting and guiding you to recover losses paid by pursuing claims for Second Injury Fund Relief under State law, 8(f) relief under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and to recover subrogation liens against those third parties liable to the employer for those on the job injuries to their employees.
Our attorneys handle Louisiana Workers’ compensation claims statewide in Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, Harahan, Covington as well as New Orleans. We also handle LHWCA claims nationwide.