Episode 7: Denis Paul Juge
As some businesses start to bring employees back into the office, chief among concerns is employee safety. But what if someone does get sick? Is that a workers’ compensation claim? Attorney Denis Juge says his firm, WC Defense, has already started seeing some COVID-19-related claims pop up in New Orleans. He joins us to explain how workers’ compensation handles the disease, along with how the popular move to work from home may lead to new legal precedents.
Denis Juge is a director/shareholder with WC Defense. Since its founding in 1983, the firm has represented companies and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi, largely in the realm of state and federal workers’ compensation and has collectively tried over 1,000 cases to verdict.
Outside of practicing, Juge taught insurance and workers’ compensation law at Loyola Law School from 1982 to 2005 and is the author of two books on Louisiana workers’ compensation as well as numerous Law Review articles.
He may be reached at www.wcdefense.com.