At the Morris Bart law firm, a Prairieville workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you appeal a denial or otherwise fight to get the benefits you deserve after a workplace injury or illness. You should not have to struggle to pay for your care or make ends meet while you undergo treatment and heal from your injuries.
The workers’ compensation lawyers from our personal injury law firm in Baton Rouge provide free consultations for injured or sick workers in Ascension Parish. We can help you understand the claims process, determine if our services can help, and explain how we would approach your case. This case assessment comes at no cost to you.
Understanding Louisiana Workers’ Compensation
Under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law, La. Rev. Stat. §1020.1, most workers in Prairieville should qualify for benefits if they:
- Suffer an injury on the job
- Have a work-related chronic-use injury
- Become ill because of workplace exposure
According to the Louisiana Department of Labor, employees who work for covered employers should have access to these benefits from the first time they clock in. These benefits are available to full-time, part-time, salaried, hourly, seasonal, and occasional workers.
Benefits Available Through Louisiana Workers’ Compensation
Louisiana workers’ compensation benefits include the things injured employees need to pay their bills and get better, with the goal of getting back to work when possible. This includes:
- Wage loss benefits that equal a portion of your usual pay up to a maximum amount
- Medical care coverage for your condition
- Vocational training if necessary to learn to manage job tasks with new impairments or to learn skills for a new career
- Death benefits, including reasonable funeral and burial costs
In many cases, the wage loss benefits will depend greatly on your ability to work, the tasks you can handle, and whether you can return to your job at partial capacity. You may be expected to work a partial schedule or in a different position to receive partial wage loss benefits, but only if your doctor clears you for this.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Prairieville, call (225) 341-5694
A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC Knows How These Claims Work
Our workers’ advocates from the Morris Bart law firm understand Louisiana’s statutes regarding jobsite injuries. We know how the workers’ compensation claims process should work and how much an injured party should receive. Then again, we also see many injured people facing denials from the insurance provider.
When our attorneys handle a claim or appeal for an injured worker, we:
- Investigate what caused the injuries and gather evidence to prove it
- Document the client’s injuries or illness and show they occurred at work
- Determine the benefits available to our client
- File their claim or challenge a denial
- Demand the benefits they deserve or a one-time payment to cover their losses
We Have a Long Track Record of Success
We use more than 40 years of experience to fight for our clients’ best interests, and our case results show it. Two recent cases resulted in:
- $640,000 for a Lafayette, LA worker who suffered cervical and lumbar injuries, hip tendinosis, and headaches
- $300,000 for a worker who lives with aggravated degenerative disc disease in their lower back and had significant lost wages from their job in New Orleans, LA
Our Baton Rouge office has attorneys ready to discuss your case with you now. We can also explain our contingency fee payments. We do not ask injured workers to pay us anything upfront. We only receive attorney’s fees when we get you the benefits or payout you need and deserve.
Fighting for the Benefits You Deserve after a Workplace Accident and Injury
Whether you have an acute injury after a workplace accident or a chronic injury from your job tasks, you should qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you require medical care and time away from work. In general, the process requires you to report your injury to your employer, see an approved doctor, and have your employer send relevant information to the insurer.
However, this process does not always go smoothly. Your employer may refuse to cooperate, claim you did not notify them properly, or cause other issues. The insurance provider may also deny your claim or undervalue your wage losses.
Having an attorney on your side when something goes wrong can allow you to focus on healing while we fight to ensure you receive the benefits you need and deserve based on your employer’s policy.
Filing a Third-Party Claim Based on a Workplace Injury
In some cases, an injured worker may have other options for compensation in addition to their employer-provided insurance. While the law prevents you from suing your boss or company, you may be able to sue someone else.
If the party who caused your accident and injuries was not your employer or someone you work with, you might have a viable personal injury claim. For example, imagine you were hurt in a crash while making a delivery for your company. The other driver caused the accident. You might be able to recover additional damages from that driver’s insurance company. This could include:
- Additional lost income, current or future
- Additional expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
You only have one year to file a lawsuit in most of these cases under Louisiana law, La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. Exceptions to the statute of limitations may make the deadline even shorter, so act quickly to get your free case assessment and learn if you are eligible.
Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer from Morris Bart, LLC for Free
You can speak with an attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge about your Prairieville on-the-job injury for free today. We provide these complimentary consultations so you understand your rights and how we can help you protect them.
Call (225) 341-5694 now to discuss your options with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
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