Lugenbuhl routinely advises its clients on and litigates disputes arising from employment-related claims throughout Louisiana and Texas from our offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houston. This practice involves handling a variety of complex issues associated with both general liability and employer’s liability policies.
We have successfully defended our insurer clients on employment-related claims against their general liability policies through the application of the employer’s liability exclusion commonly found in most general liability policies.
Lugenbuhl regularly advises our clients through detailed coverage opinions examining the application of the employer’s liability exclusion. Moreover, our team has litigated a wide variety of issues that arise from the employer’s liability exclusion, including whether a claimant is an employee of the insured or a mere independent contractor.
Our team also has extensive experience in litigating whether an employee was in the course and scope of his employment at the time of an accident. This experience has allowed Lugenbuhl to regularly obtain successful outcomes for our clients.
Lugenbuhl handles claims made on workers’ compensation and employer’s liability policies. These policies typically provide liability coverage for bodily injury sustained by an employee of the insured arising out of the course and scope of his employment. Our lawyers analyze the issues arising under these policies to successfully defend the claims made against our clients. Lugenbuhl has litigated issues concerning whether the claims made by an employee constitute bodily injury as required by the insuring agreement of most employer’s liability policies, as well as whether claims for mental injury only are compensable.
Furthermore, our team has handled numerous claims that we defended on the basis that a claimant was not in the course and scope of his employment at the time of an accident. Lugenbuhl also has extensive experience defending claims through the use of the 36-month and last day of last exposure exclusions in occupational-disease cases. This experience allows us to provide advice to our clients who insure the numerous industrial facilities and refineries in Louisiana and Texas.