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Successfully handling a workers' compensation claim requires an in-depth knowledge of useful hearing strategies and an understanding of medical issues amongst other things. Other tricky issues, such as Medicare set-asides and occupational diseases, complicate things even more. This extended overview will explore the comprehensive nature of a workers' compensation claim from start to finish and provide you with the knowledge you need to improve the outcomes of your workers' compensation cases. Order today!
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DAREN SARPHIE is an attorney in the law firm of Workers' Compensation, LLC, where he has been assisting Louisiana's injured workers since 2005. He handles claims for workers' compensation benefits brought pursuant to the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act and United States Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA). Mr. Sarphie earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. degree from the LSU Law Center.
BRENT M. STEIER is an attorney originally from Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in philosophy, with honors, Mr. Steier attended Tulane Law School, where he was selected to participate in one of the litigation clinics for the 1992-1993 academic year. He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Louisiana; and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Louisiana. Mr. Steier is a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge bar associations, and his practice includes workers’ compensation litigation, contract litigation, insurance coverage litigation, construction litigation, commercial collections, and commercial bankruptcy (adversary proceedings). He has been a guest lecturer at Southern University on workers’ compensation law and is a contributing author and presenter at a number of legal seminars on issues of workers’ compensation, collection law, and insurance coverage.
MATTHEW W. TIERNEY is a member of Tierney & Smiley, LLC, in Baton Rouge. His practice includes workers' compensation defense, employment law and insurance defense. Mr. Tierney is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western districts of Louisiana; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He earned his B.S. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Mr. Tierney is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE), and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI).
CHASE T. VILLERET is an attorney with Wanko Law Firm, LLC, where he practices in workers' compensation litigation. He is also a skilled advocate who has successfully litigated multiple judge trials and handled complex appeals. Mr. Villeret earned his B.S. degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University, his MPH degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health in New Orleans with a concentration in environmental and occupational health, and his J.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.