If you were injured in an accident at work, a Monroe workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you secure workers’ compensation benefits, even if the insurance company or Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Commission denied your initial claim.
Under Louisiana law, almost all employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance for their workers. As long as your injury or illness occurred at work or because of work, in most cases, you will be able to file a claim for benefits.
If you need help seeking the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve following an on-the-job accident, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm. We will review your Monroe workers’ compensation case at no cost and may be able to handle your appeal based on contingency.
Call (318) 884-0904 today to speak with a member of our Monroe workers’ compensation team.
Most Workers in Monroe Should Have Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Under Louisiana’s workers’ compensation laws, most employers must provide this type of coverage for all of their workers. According to the Louisiana Department of Labor, this is true even for businesses that only have one employee. The coverage must begin at the same time as the new hire’s first shift and remain in place any shift they work. This coverage includes all workers, including salaried workers, full-time hourly workers, part-time workers, and temporary or seasonal staff.
While there are a few exceptions to this rule, mostly for organizations that have other rules in place for workers’ compensation coverage, the most common industries in Monroe and nearby areas all have some type of workers’ compensation requirement in place, such as:
- Financial services
Despite the rules that ensure most employees have access to workers’ compensation coverage, workers who file a claim may receive a denial or face other hurdles when trying to claim the benefits they need after a job-related injury. These hurdles include:
- The insurance company denying the claim.
- The employer denying the injuries are work-related or occurred because of a workplace accident.
- The employer failing to file the proper reports as required by the LA Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- Other complications that slow down a claim or prevent the injured employee from receiving benefits without further action.
Any of these could prevent you from receiving benefits to pay for your medical care and wage replacement benefits that may provide up to two-thirds of your weekly average pay. At the same time, you are unable to work, up to policy maximums.
If you are struggling to get workers’ compensation benefits following your injury or illness, contact the Morris Bart law office serving Monroe. We will evaluate your case for free and may be able to help you prove your claim or appeal a denial.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Monroe, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Challenge Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denial
At the Morris Bart law office in Monroe, we help workers in northern Louisiana, including
Ouachita Parish and Union Parish, fight for the benefits they need to cover their medical care and provide them with a portion of their lost wages following a workplace injury accident. If you need help in Monroe, West Monroe, Sterlington, Richwood, or another nearby area, reach out to our team to discuss your case today.
We do not believe workers who suffer injuries or illness because of their job should have to try to cover their medical bills and go without pay for weeks, months, or longer because of a denial or other problem with their workers’ compensation claim. Let us evaluate your case and see if we can take on your appeal or take additional steps to help.
A Monroe workers’ compensation commission lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to go to work for you today. Call (318) 884-0904 to learn more.
Benefits Available through Workers’ Compensation in Monroe
Workers’ compensation in Louisiana offers several benefits to help injured workers make ends meet and get back to work as quickly as possible. These benefits include:
- Medical care coverage for their workplace injury or illness
- Indemnity wage benefits that, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), may include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) or Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEB)
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits if the worker passes away
There are deadlines for filing a workers’ compensation claim of which you will need to be aware. Generally, you only have 30 days to formally notify your employer of your injuries or illness under Louisiana Revised Statute (RS) §23:1301. Even if they witnessed your accident or called the ambulance for you, we always recommend notifying them in writing of the accident and your injuries to ensure your bases are covered.
Under RS §23:1209, you may have as little as one year after your injuries occur to file your claim and take action to receive benefits. This deadline can be especially important when injuries are chronic, or it takes time to link an illness to an exposure at work. We can help you ensure you meet this deadline if we go to work on your case with enough time to do so.
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Speak with a Member of the Team from Morris Bart, LLC
A Monroe workers’ compensation commission lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you appeal a denial or take other steps to secure your workers’ compensation benefits or a just settlement in place of benefits. We are committed to helping injured workers from any of our 15 offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
To discuss your case with a member of the Morris Bart law firm workers’ compensation team serving Monroe and nearby areas, call (318) 884-0904 now. We offer free reviews of your workplace accident and injury case.
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