A Shreveport workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you fight for the workers’ compensation benefits you need after an on-the-job injury or work-related illness keeps you out of work. Most workers in Louisiana qualify for workers’ compensation benefits to cover their medical bills, a percentage of their lost wages, and more.
Our Shreveport workers’ compensation benefits attorneys are experienced with cases just like these and can determine the benefits you may deserve. They may also be able to identify why you are not yet receiving them and help you to understand your legal options.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 553-5470. We will review your case for free and may be able to help you appeal your denial or pursue a settlement based on your workers’ compensation policy.
Shreveport Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Shreveport workers’ compensation benefits may include payments for costs related to your injury or illness, including covering their medical care costs related to the injury and a percentage of lost wages while away from work.
Depending on your injuries and your needs, your workers’ compensation lost wage benefits may include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) or Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEB). TTD pays out about two-thirds of your average weekly pay, up to a policy maximum, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. SEB is a supplemental pay that helps you if you can return to work but not at full capacity. You may qualify as long as you earn less than 90 percent of your previous income upon returning to work.
Workers’ compensation benefits may also cover the cost of vocational rehabilitation if you need to retrain for your job or learn new skills for another job. In addition, these policies offer death benefits for the family members of workers who pass away in work-related incidents.
For a free legal consultation with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
Most Workers Should Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Most workers in Northwest Louisiana, including those employed in the most common industries in Caddo Parish and Bossier Parish, should qualify for workers’ compensation coverage if they get hurt on the job.
According to the Louisiana Department of Labor, employers in Louisiana must provide workers’ compensation coverage in almost all cases. Full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees should have access to these benefits if they have a work-related injury from the first day on the job. This coverage is required by law for most companies, even with as few as one employee. This is the case for a wide range of industries that include manufacturing, gambling, entertainment, tourism and hotels, medical care, retail, and more.
If you believe you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits following a workplace or on-the-job injury, reach out to the Morris Bart law office. A member of our Shreveport team will review your case today at no cost to you. If we believe you qualify but need representation or assistance appealing your denial or otherwise dealing with the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Commission or the insurance carrier, we may be able to help you pursue justice and secure your benefits.
Call (318) 553-5470 now to get started.
Morris Bart, LLC Understands How Important Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are to You and Your Family
If your claim was denied, a Shreveport workers’ compensation lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you figure out why your benefits were not approved and secure your compensation or a settlement on your behalf. We know the most common issues that derail workers’ compensation claims and how to overcome them. We will investigate your accident, document your injuries, and calculate the benefits you should have received.
This calculation includes your medical care costs to date, a portion of your lost wages, and other benefits.
Denials or other issues with workers’ compensation claims that prevent injured workers from getting the benefits they need do occur. Unfortunately, in cases like these workers may face undergoing treatment, being out of work, and having no support for paying for their care or other bills. If you suffered injuries and have not received benefits, it could be due to:
- Your employer never reported your accident and injuries to the insurer or the Workers’ Compensation Commission.
- Your employer denies that you were hurt at work or have a work-related illness.
- The insurance company denied your claim.
- You or your employer missed a deadline in your claim.
- You have missing documentation or paperwork that has stalled your claim.
It is important that you take the proper actions to ensure your claim is complete and filed on time to give yourself the best chance of approval for benefits. In most cases, workers only have 30 days to notify their employer of their work-related injury or illness under Louisiana Revised Statute (RS) § 23:1301. Failing to do so when possible could lead to your employer denying your injury was work-related. We recommend doing so in writing, even if the employer witnesses the accident or injury. This can help to ensure solid evidence of this step being taken exists.
You also only have a year to file your workers’ compensation claim under Louisiana RS § 23:1209. There may be some circumstances where this time limit may increase to two or three years. If you have any questions about what deadlines might apply to your case, our experienced Shreveport Workers’ compensation attorneys can discuss your case with you and help you determine the specifics in your case.
Contact the Morris Bart law firm to learn more about the workers’ compensation process and how we can help you seek the benefits you need after a workplace injury. Our case reviews are free, and we take on workers’ compensation cases based on contingency. We only get paid after you receive benefits or a settlement.
Talk to a Member of Our Shreveport Workers’ Compensation Team
A Shreveport workers’ compensation commission lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you file an appeal based on a denied workers’ compensation claim or take other action to seek the benefits you need to keep paying your bills. We understand what issues can prevent these benefits from being approved and may be able to build a strong argument for benefits on your behalf.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas to help injured workers who receive a denial for their workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury or illness.
Call our Shreveport office today at (318) 553-5470. A member of our team will speak with you to help you understand your options for challenging a denial and pursuing the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
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