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Importance Of Workers’ Compensation
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As a worker, the last thing you want to deal with is an injury on the job. Many employees worry that they will not be able to pay for their medical bills, let alone cover their monthly expenses, while out of work.
The good news is that Louisiana law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This program was put in place to provide medical benefits and replacement of a portion of wages should an employee become injured, or fall ill, while performing work duties. Workers’ compensation will generally cover medical expenses related to the injury, rehabilitation and retraining, and disability payments for those unable to work.
The Workers' Compensation Attorneys At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
The attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have been representing individuals with workplace injuries for more than 30 years. We have assisted Louisiana clients from Alexandria, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Lafayette and Monroe. Our firm has a thorough understanding of workers’ compensation law and we utilize our extensive background in workers’ compensation cases to best assist our clients.
If you believe you may have a case, contact our firm immediately. We can evaluate your claim and tell you what is in store, and how we will proceed.
Injuries Covered By Workers' Compensation
Workers’ compensation laws cover all injuries from accidents that occurred on the job. An accident is considered any unexpected or unforeseen event that causes a job-related injury. Mental injuries must be demonstrated as resulting from a physical injury that occurred at the workplace, or extraordinary stress that stemmed from employment.
Workers’ compensation also covers diseases that stem from toxic exposure or other conditions on the job. Occupational diseases are defined by Louisiana Law as a disease or illness that is due to conditions characteristic of the particular trade in which the employee was exposed. An example of this would be a factory worker that acquires asbestos. The events that caused the injury must be within the scope of the employee’s employment duties.
There are some exceptions to coverage. If the employee willfully caused the injury or if he or she was intoxicated at the time of the injury, workers’ compensation may not apply. If, however, the employer procured and encouraged alcoholic beverages at the time of the accident, the injured worker may still have grounds to file a claim.
Steps To Take Following An Injury At Work
After suffering a potential injury on the job, it is extremely important to adhere to workers’ compensation guidelines. Failing to closely follow those procedures can harm your chances of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.
Steps you take should include:
Benefits Available To Louisian Workers’ Compensation Victims
As a claimant, you are entitled to all necessary medical services, including hospital bills and medical services, for your injury. This includes medicine and other non-medical treatment, such as chiropractic treatment, where warranted.
Other benefits include:
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If you have filed a claim for workers’ compensation, continue to carefully document all of your expenses. If you have not yet sought legal counsel, you should do so now in order to improve your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
• Louisiana Workforce Commission: Rights and Responsibilities in Workers’ Compensation