The good news is that Louisiana has fewer work injuries than the national average, according to 2018 numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Of course, workers in Louisiana still get hurt every year. Workplaces reporting the highest number of injuries included health care and hospitals, utilities, public safety, local government, couriers, retailers and building material suppliers.
At Workers’ Compensation, LLC, these are some of the injuries we see all the time:
Injuries at work often come from lifting heavy objects, slipping and falling or getting caught in equipment. Injuries can also include burning, scarring (even from surgery), lost teeth and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Over the course of helping 10,000 people, our workers’ compensation lawyers have learned how to document all kinds of work injuries for a successful workers’ comp claim.
No matter what type of injury you have, we can provide an initial consultation on your case for free.Get My Free Evaluation!
To qualify for workers’ comp benefits in Louisiana, you have to meet these basic requirements:
Most jobs in Louisiana are covered by workers’ comp benefits because state law requires most employers to have workers’ comp insurance.
Sometimes employers or insurance companies may argue that you’re not an employee covered by workers’ comp, but an independent contractor. Therefore you can’t get benefits.
But you shouldn’t just accept that answer. Check with a workers’ comp lawyer.
Occupational diseases are another tricky area. These illnesses develop over time through repetitive motion or long-term exposure to a toxic environment. You can’t tie them to one specific accident or incident.
Examples include asbestosis from exposure to asbestos or carpel tunnel syndrome from repetitive strain on your hands and arms.
Employers and insurance companies may say you can’t prove your ailment happened because of work.
So you’ll need to provide evidence, including medical evidence, supporting your claim.Talk to a Lawyer
While workers’ comp benefits can be a financial lifesaver after an injury on the job, workers’ comp insurance companies often stand in your way when you need help the most.
For them this isn’t a benefit; it’s an expense.
That’s why you need to be careful in choosing the doctor you see for your injury:
As soon as you can after you’re hurt at work, talk to a workers’ compensation attorney.
The early decisions you make can make a big difference in what you get later. It’s like making the right moves early in a game of chess.
At Workers’ Compensation, LLC, we know how the game works.
Don’t go up against this complicated system alone. Instead, get us to back you up.Call Us Now! »
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