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Workers' Compensation

Employers spend millions of dollars every year settling workers' compensation claims that might otherwise have been reduced or dismissed. At Degan, Blanchard & Nash, our attorneys defend cases involving work-related injury or disease, from the most minor to the most severe. While the workers’ compensation courts prefer to settle disputes through mediation, there are cases which require litigation. This is when a work-related legal dispute moves to the courts and a workers’ compensation lawyer is required.

As an employer, it can be difficult and tedious to address workers’ compensation claims filed against you. Our attorneys are familiar with the complexities involved and are prepared to provide you with advice and/or a defense. Workers’ compensation cases often involve complex jurisdictional concerns, stemming from distinct state and federal systems. Our attorneys are well versed in the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and its extensions, including the Defense Base Act and Outer Continental Lands Act, as well as the Jones Act.

The law firm is a member of the prestigious International Society of Primerus law firms (Defense Litigation Group) and the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, organizations which are dedicated to the highest standard of integrity, credibility, and quality of work product.

Degan, Blanchard & Nash represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of a workers’ compensation claims. Our goal is to provide practical and proactive legal advice; diligently manage accepted claims to reduce liability; employ results-oriented negotiations skills to properly resolve controverted cases; minimize defense costs and achieve finality. In those cases which cannot be resolved by compromise settlement, the firm aggressively and effectively defends our clients before the Office of Workers’ Compensation and in the appellate courts. Being effectively represented can mean better results and less stress for you, leaving you to run your business as usual.

Our legal representation involves counseling, litigation, and arbitration at all levels of state and federal trial and appellate courts. Our attorneys defend our clients’ interests not only in Louisiana but also in federal and state courts around the country, as well as provide our clients with workers’ compensation opinions and advice for claims pending throughout the country.

Your case becomes our priority. We help you find solutions for your problems. Our representation of your interests are always measured. This necessarily encompasses the close involvement of the partner responsible for the case in all aspects of the litigation or claims process, while permitting the economic utilization of an associate or paralegal for work of a less intensive nature. We are recognized by the clients for the value of our legal counsel and for our innovative and aggressive advocacy. The talent of our attorneys partnered with the vision of the clients we serve is what creates the world-class product for which our firm is consistently known. Our number one goal is a satisfied client - you.