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What Evidence Can Help Me Prove a Car Accident Claim?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, you must be able to establish through evidence that the car accident was the other driver’s fault. Gathering… Read More

How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim in Louisiana

After a work-related injury or illness, you must follow a specific process to apply for workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana. If you file your claim incorrectly, you may not receive the benefits you are entitled to. Simien & Simien’s Baton Rouge… Read More

What You Need to Know About Hospital Infections

Every day, approximately one in 25 patients contract one or more hospital-acquired infections, according to an estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These serious, sometimes life-threatening infections can be caused by the… Read More

How Are Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits Paid?

Workers’ compensation insurance provides compensation for medically-necessary treatment of workplace injuries. However, Louisiana has specific rules on submitting claims for payment, when payments will be made and selecting medical providers. If you… Read More

Can I Appeal If My Workers' Comp Claim Is Denied?

If you applied for workers' compensation benefits but were denied, you still have the right to file an appeal with Louisiana's Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA). If your appeal is successful, you should receive the compensation needed… Read More

4 Types of Wrist Injuries Often Caused by Car Accidents

The delicate bones, ligaments, muscles and other parts of the wrist can be easily injured in a car accident. Wrist injuries may lead to lasting pain and side effects that disrupt your daily life, health and ability to work. Simien & Simien’s licensed… Read More

8 Steps to Take After a Commercial Truck Accident

Victims of truck accidents often do not know what to do in the minutes and hours after the crash. Unfortunately, this often causes people to do things that hurt their chances of pursuing a case against the truck driver or other parties responsible for… Read More

7 Steps When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you sustain an injury caused by another person’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option that allows you to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your injuries and… Read More

Offshore Oil Rig Explosions and How They Affect Workers

Working on an offshore oil rig is extremely dangerous. Even if you carefully follow all health and safety procedures, something could go wrong and cause an explosion or other problem that puts you at risk of suffering a serious injury, like brain damage… Read More

Understanding the Oil Pollution Act

Oil spills can cause significant damage to the environment and natural resources. That is one of the reasons the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was created. The OPA was meant to improve the federal government's ability to prevent and respond to these disasters.… Read More