ABOUT US AND OUR PHILOSOPHY
Our office is located in Metairie, Louisiana but we represent clients all over the State of Louisiana from the greater New Orleans area, the Northshore, River Parishes. Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma and Monroe. Further, Mr. Schilleci has practiced in every workers’ compensation Court in the State of Louisiana.
We pride ourselves on the personalized service that we provide to our clients. At the Workers’ Compensation Injury Law Center, LLC your case will be handled personally by Mr. Schilleci only. You and your case won’t be passed off to another attorney or be handled by a paralegal or secretary. You will not only have our office number but you will be given Mr. Schilleci’s personal cell phone number as well. We are readily available to meet with clients if a situation arises regarding your case that you want to discuss personally. We will also keep you promptly informed of any developments in your case and are only a phone call away if you need to urgently discuss an issue that has arisen on your case.
We also keep current and up to date on all changes in the law through reviewing new case law, statutes and updated rules and regulations. We also keep up to date with any changes in the workers’ compensation statutes. This is particularly important with respect to the Louisiana workers’ compensation law as it is constantly changing.
We believe in the value of only receiving a fee if we’ve earned it. All initial consultations are free. The law statutorily sets the attorney fee in workers compensation cases at 20%. However, if a client comes to us and is already receiving indemnity checks from the employer or insurance company we will undertake that client’s representation and we do not take a fee out of those checks. Generally, the 20% attorney fee will apply if we work to get your benefits started, obtain any back due benefits or obtain a settlement for you. Also, we pay all expenses on your case and if we lose your case you are not required to repay those expenses.
Many attorneys will not take workers’ compensation cases representing injured employees because the laws, rules, procedures and forms are so specialized and are constantly changing. You need an attorney who has been immersed in the workers’ compensation laws of Louisiana day in and day out for years and who has your best interests at heart to assist you. Attorney Joseph Schilleci at the Workers’ Compensation Injury Law Center can provide the assistance you need.