The Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on March 30, 2018
If you aren’t sure about the differences between Social Security and workers’ comp, you’re by no means alone. A lot of people have a hard time. It can also, in many instances, be hard to determine how regular Social Security and Social Security disability insurance differs. A New Orleans Social Security lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help clear up these complexities. In fact, Social Security disability insurance in New Orleans is one of our specialties. Here’s ... Read more
Mesothelioma Trust Funds in New Orleans
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on March 26, 2018Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. For many years, the dangers of asbestos were known to companies who continued to use this material in construction, manufacturing, transportation and other industries. While there is a clear link between mesothelioma and asbestos and clear evidence of negligence, there are several factors in these cases which make it challenging for mesothelioma patients to get the compensation they rightfully deserve. The latency period for mesothelioma is twenty to fifty years, meaning it may not be diagnosed for decades after exposure. The long period means many types of evidence may have been destroyed, and it can be more challenging to establish exactly when and how a person was exposed to asbestos. In addition, mesothelioma h... Read more
Asbestos Exposure in New Orleans Shipyards
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on March 16, 2018For years, asbestos was used widely in the shipyards and shipbuilding industries of New Orleans and the United States. Asbestos can handle high temperatures and is resistant to fire. Since a fire at sea is a disaster, asbestos was widely used on ships to keep vessels safe. In addition, asbestos naturally resists corrosion and was used for critical ship systems, including insulation. In fact, workers in shipyards and the shipbuilding industry who worked in the time between World War II and the Korean War were very likely to be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos exposure in New Orleans shipyards is rampant. The material was used to insulate pipes, boilers, incinerators and other areas. In many cases, these areas were not ventilated very well, meaning asbestos dust was trapped in the ship an... Read more
What is Worker’s Comp?
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on March 15, 2018
Workers’ comp in Louisiana may seem straightforward, but it can be extremely complex if you haven’t had to deal with a claim before. A workers’ comp attorney in New Orleans with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help you navigate these complexities and make sure your rights are protected at all times. Here’s some information on how the program works and how a lawyer can help if you have any issues.
How the System WorksIf you suffer a workplace ... Read more
Stages of Mesothelioma
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on March 6, 2018Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. When you're diagnosed with mesothelioma, doctors classify the disease by stages. There are four stages of mesothelioma, each with different treatment options, prognosis and effects on the body.