If you suffered injuries at work and need help getting compensation, a Lafayette workers’ compensation attorney from our team will discuss your options with you today for free. We help clients handle workers’ compensation claims and assess their options for third-party liability cases. Some injured workers pursue additional compensation by holding an at-fault third party accountable.
The Morris Bart law office in Lafayette, LA, has a lawyer available now to review your case with you and discuss your legal options. Let us evaluate your claim and explain how we help clients in similar situations.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available to Injured Workers?
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, most workers in the state have workers’ compensation coverage from the first day on the job. Employers must provide this coverage for part- and full-time workers, seasonal employees, and others on staff.
When an injury or work-related illness occurs, this coverage should provide benefits that include:
- Medical care for their qualifying workplace injuries or illness
- Lost wage benefits, generally up to about two-thirds of their usual income up to policy limits
- Death benefits for families of workers who pass away
- Additional training or education benefits, under some circumstances
When workers are hurt or sick, they should notify their employer in writing as soon as possible. This is the first step in the claims process. When this process goes smoothly, the injured worker will qualify for medical care coverage from the first appointment and lost wage benefits if they miss seven or more days at work.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensations lawyer serving Lafayette, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC Represents Workers Hurt on the Job in Lafayette, LA
At the Morris Bart law firm, our workers’ compensation lawyers are familiar with the related Louisiana laws and how this process works in Lafayette. We understand the things that frequently derail these claims and how to clear hurdles that could prevent you from getting the benefits you need approved. We know how important these benefits are for injured workers and aggressively pursue approval for our clients.
We operate 15 offices to serve clients across the Gulf South. This includes our Lafayette office located on East Kaliste Saloom Road. In all, our attorneys work to help clients recover the money they need in all parts of four states:
Our recent results include 5,600+ cases won in 2022. This total includes workers’ compensation payouts, personal injury cases, crash recoveries, and more. We handle a wide range of injury claims and lawsuits.
The Morris Bart law office is a contingency fee firm. We do not ask clients to pay a retainer or other upfront fees. Instead, we work for a percentage of the payout we recover for the client. If we do not win, our clients do not pay attorneys’ fees. We believe this is the best way to handle all injury cases.
Victims should not have to worry about how they will afford a lawyer while facing a workers’ compensation denial or pursuing a personal injury payout. We have more than 40 years of experience handling cases like yours. You can feel confident that we will fight for your best interests throughout this process.
We Help Clients Fight for Their Lafayette Workers’ Compensation Benefits
When there is an issue with a workers’ compensation claim, it can cause serious stress and frustration for the injured worker. At the Morris Bart law office in Lafayette, we fight to help these workers get the benefits they need and deserve. Some common issues with these claims include:
- The insurer denies the claim
- The employer will not cooperate with the claims process
- The insurer requests more information
- The benefit amount is incorrect
- The benefits stop prematurely, or the worker feels pressured to return to work early
Our attorneys know how to appeal denials, handle the claims process, and otherwise take the necessary actions to get our client’s workers’ compensation benefits approved. Sometimes, we might need to negotiate a fair payout for missed benefits even after our client heals and returns to work.
We know how these cases work and how to help you get the medical care, missed wage benefits, and other coverage you need. Let us review your case and help you decide your next move.
You Could Have Other Options for Compensation After a Lafayette Workplace Injury
Sometimes, injured workers have a valid third-party case in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. While you cannot sue your employer because of the injuries you sustained, you can sue a negligent third party who caused them. This means you could seek and recover additional compensation if you can show that another party’s carelessness or recklessness led to your injuries.
For example, imagine you suffered injuries when a delivery driver struck you while offloading cargo into your workplace. That driver and their employer might be legally liable for damages that include:
- Any additional medical treatment or care costs
- Additional income losses
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering
To recover these damages, we file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable parties. If we need to sue, we generally have up to a year from the injury date under
La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. Exceptions exist that may shorten this amount of time, so we recommend letting us review your case as soon as your injuries allow.
Discuss Your Lafayette Workers’ Compensation Case With Our Attorney
The Morris Bart law firm provides free consultations for those hurt at work or diagnosed with a work-related illness. Our team can help with workers’ compensation claims, denials, or third-party cases. We will assess your case and explain your legal options. You do not have to fight for fair compensation alone. Let our Lafayette team help.
Contact us today for your free case consultation.
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