Workers Compensation Blog


On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workplace Accidents on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

In the New Orleans workers compensation case the court made it clear that injured workers must prove an accident happened in order to get workers compensation. The employee, Mark Tubre, made a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after he hurt his back while an employee of Automobile Club of Southern California (better known as “AAA”) Read More…

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Employee Fights for Temporary Total Disability

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workers' Comp Cases on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

This situation involved a law enforcement officer – a member of the New Orleans Police Department – who was hurt at work. He made a claim for workers’ compensation benefits because he was too hurt to work. The on the job accident caused injuries his back, left foot, right knee and right arm. The injured Read More…

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Employee Angered by Average Weekly Wage

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Mitchell APLC News on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

The employee in this case (Barbier) was hurt on the job and did not agree with how her average weekly wage (AWW) was calculated. A sales representative with Kraft Foods, Barbier argued she was paid hourly and should have been paid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but Kraft said she was really paid Read More…

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Workplace Safety in Louisiana Gets Better

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Mitchell APLC News on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

There is good news for Louisiana workplace safety. According to a recent press release by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), in 2013 Louisiana private sector employees experienced the lowest rate of non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses in the past twelve years. Louisiana’s private sector improvement was in line with the national trend towards increased workplace Read More…

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Louisiana’s Reimbursement Scheme Drives High Medical Costs

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer are obligated to cover any medical care for your workplace injury.  In addition to medical expenses, any out-of pocket expenses, including mileage and prescriptions, must be reimbursed.  For outpatient services, however, Louisiana law sets out a specific reimbursement scheme that has contributed to driving high medical costs Read More…

Teaching Lawyers About Louisiana Workers Compensation

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Mitchell APLC News on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Attorneys Craig Mitchell, Kiana Aaron Mitchell and Michael Rodriguez each had the opportunity to teach fellow lawyers the ins and outs of Louisiana workers compensation recently. They were each featured separately as continuing legal education presenters and got to show off what they know about workers compensation. It goes like this… As the end of Read More…

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Injured Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Must Sue BP for Compensation

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, December 5, 2014.

If you were injured while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the law.  These benefits can include indemnity benefits, disability payments, vocational rehabilitation, and medical care for either acute, one-time injuries, or long-term chronic injuries.  BP employees who assisted the cleanup of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill reported both types Read More…

Louisiana Agency Prepares Workers for Black Friday with Crowd Management Tips and a “Safety Elf”

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

As one of the nation’s most popular shopping days approaches, retail workers prepare for a large influx of customers.  In some extreme cases, workers can be exposed to outright violence.  More commonly, it is left to a store’s employees to prepare for and manage incoming crowds.  Without proper preparation, workers can risk injury due to Read More…

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Former New Orleans Saints Safety Not Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

If you are injured at your workplace, it is essential to understand how long you have to report a workers’ compensation injury.  An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you ensure that your claim is filed as soon as practicable.  Delays in filing a workers’ compensation claim seem to have cost former New Orleans Saints Read More…

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Welcome to Our Workers Compensation Blog!

On behalf of Craig Mitchell, posted in Workers Compensation Act on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

The Louisiana Workers Compensation Act can be confusing to injured workers in Louisiana. Found in Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, the workers compensation act serves as the rules and regulations that cover how your on the job injury will be handled by your employer, its workers compensation insurer, the doctors who provide treatment Read More…

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