Written by IrpinoLaw on April 5, 2017For people who live in Louisiana, severe storms are an unfortunate fact of life. And these storms often bring inundating rains that lead to flooding. There are some things you can do, however, to try and lower the chances you’ll have to deal with soaked furniture and carpeting, ruined appliances and walls, and even worse damage. Staying Above Water Louisiana and the federal government have strict regulations when it comes to how high a home needs to be located above ground to withstand ... Read more
Written by IrpinoLaw on March 15, 2017Many people who purchase an insurance policy simply assume their carrier will honor the policy in full should something happen. After all, a policy is a contract between you and the insurer, and it should be complied with entirely. But there are times where a claim will be denied — some of the reasons are legitimate, while others are questionable at best. These are just a few of the more common reasons why denials take place. Misrepresentation on the Part of the Insured No matter wha... Read more
Written by IrpinoLaw on March 1, 2017A strong business contract is a must to make sure you and your company are completely protected from potential legal action. Here are just a few tips to help ensure your peace of mind when it comes to the contracts you create. Don’t Make Simple Mistakes It might seem obvious, but a surprisingly large number of business contracts contain simple errors such as having the wrong name of the company. Even a seemingly minor error can be used against you in court, eliminating any liability protections you may have otherwise had. This is one of... Read more
Written by IrpinoLaw on February 15, 2017If you are hurt in a workplace accident, you have 30 days from the date of the injury to file a workers’ compensation claim or run the risk of losing your benefits. This can be a complex process, however, and it will take a lot of steps for your claim to be approved. What to Do Here are the things you will need to do to obtain workers compensation.
- After you file your report, make sure you get a copy of it from your employer. This will be extremely important should any sort of dispute arise over... Read more
Written by IrpinoLaw on February 1, 2017Whether you work in an oilfield or simply have an office job, there is always the risk of a workplace injury. If this happens, you will be entitled to receive certain benefits under the Louisiana workers’ compensation program. Here is some information on how the program works and the types of benefits you may be able to obtain. How It Works If you suffer an injury or a workplace-related illness, you will first need to report the problem to your employer. Even if y... Read more