If You Were Injured at Work, Our Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help You Obtain Financial Support

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Importance Of Workers’ Compensation

Were you injured at work and now you’re unable to work? Well, let’s get started. We offer the legal services that you need. If you want to learn more keep reading. If you want to get your case going, connect with us now – you’ll appreciate our workers’ comp attorneys and their dedication and commitment they offer. Just a reminder; we serve citizens all over and around the whole state of Louisiana, we even come to you.

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.

Baton Rouge Workers Compensation Attorney

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

dealing with workers' comp in the courthouseThe 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.

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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.

Getting compensation for a work related injury

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:

1. Reporting the work injury immediately. You must report the injury as soon as possible. This is an extremely important step. You could lose your claim if you fail to report it in a timely manner. Notify your supervisor and your human resources representative immediately if you have suffered a work-related injury and provide them with the date and location of the injury.
2. See a doctor. Make sure that you seek medical attention for your injuries. Many make the mistake of thinking their injury is “not serious” when in fact sprains, strains and minor back injuries can result in weeks away from work.
3. Keep a journal of your injuries. This should include the date of the accident and the names of any eyewitnesses. Also, keep a daily log of how the injury is physically affecting your life.
4. Seek legal counsel. An attorney can ensure that you follow workers’ compensation procedures and meet filing deadlines. An attorney can also zealously protect your rights under our state’s compensation system.

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:

1. Mileage. The employer must also compensate the individual for mileage expenses incurred by the employee for travel to and from medical services.
2. Rehabilitation. If the employee’s ability to earn wages has been reduced, the employer must provide rehabilitation services.
3. Disability Payments. Your employer must provide you with disability payments (two-thirds of your regular salary up to a set limit) during the period that you are unable to work.

Hire Our Firm – Louisiana's Top Workers' Compensation Lawyers

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.

(318) 561-2500

If you have already filed a claim but your claim has been denied or you still have questions, we are here to help. Several levels of appeal are available to you, and our legal team is familiar with all of the steps for a successful claim. In many cases, workers’ injuries are the result of a third party and not the employer. In such an instance, you may have grounds to file suit against the third party. For help with your work injury case, contact our firm today at (318) 561-2500.
 

Sources:

• Louisiana Workforce Commission: Rights and Responsibilities in Workers’ Compensation

Our Areas of Practice

Louisiana injured accident victims have rights, and the attorneys of Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault want to help fight for them. Our attorneys understand that serious accident injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your life, and we will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your medical costs, property damage, lost time at work, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of accidents and other situations. Car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, exposure to toxic substances, and more are all avoidable circumstances that can lead to the unnecessary injury to a victim. Often, victims suffer serious injuries that leave them facing a difficult recovery or even a permanent disability. When that happens, victims should be able to focus on their health and recovery, not the complex and often frustrating details of a legal case.
When you are injured or become ill because of a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or a toxic consumer product, you are very likely not the only person to suffer. When a product harms a large number of people, a court may determine that the case can be filed as a mass tort action, which saves time, effort, and money for each individual plaintiff. Our mass tort attorneys are prepared to take on major manufacturers to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Is Your Best Choice

You have a lot of choices when it comes to personal injury attorneys in the South Central U.S., so why choose us? Our results speak for themselves. Through our commitment and dedication, we are able to negotiate maximum settlements for our clients and we take pride in holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries they have caused. At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you can expect:

  • Experience in all areas of injury law. Our team of 16 attorneys has handled every type of personal injury claim—from motor vehicle accidents to nursing home abuse—and we will match our experience to your specific case. You can rest assured that we understand the best approach for your unique claim and we will pull out all the stops to fight for you.
  • Commitment to clients. We value each and every one of our clients as an individual and our entire team—from our friendly receptionist to our highly skilled attorneys—will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. You will always feel like you are our top priority and we will see your case through to the end.
  • Maximum results. Our many years of experience and knowledge of the law allow us to evaluate the strength of your case and adopt the best strategy to pursue the maximum settlement available. If more than one party may be held responsible for your injuries, we will file multiple claims to make sure you get every penny you are owed to help you recover and support your family.

While our large staff and comprehensive services offer the advantages of a big law firm, our personalized service and individual attention give our clients the feeling of a small town family firm. With Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you get the best of both worlds!

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