Being injured on the job and losing your ability to earn a living, even temporarily, can be a life-altering event. In Louisiana, the Workers’ Compensation laws are there to protect injured workers.
To preserve your rights under the Workers’ Compensation law, you must take certain steps if you are injured at work. First, you must report the injury to your supervisor, and, if there is one, your employer’s human resources manager. Make sure an injury report is completed and, if possible, request a copy. Even if you do not think your injury is serious and will require medical attention or lost time from work, you should still report it. This way, if your initial assessment of your injury turns out to be wrong, you will have saved yourself a lot of trouble trying to document an injury after the fact.
Edward A. Doskey, Workers' Compensation Attorney
For the past twenty years Edward has devoted most of his practice to litigating disability and injury cases. He has represented hundreds of disabled and injured workers in workers' compensation cases, and disputes with insurance companies over denied private long-term disability (LTD) insurance payments, ERISA claims and denied life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) claims.
Mr. Doskey is licensed to practice in Florida and Louisiana.
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Common Workplace Injuries
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Back Injuries
- Head or Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Forklift Accident or Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Shoulder & Knee Injuries
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What Compensation Are You Entitled To?
Each case is unique and that's why it's important for you to speak with an experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney. Some examples of compensation that might be available depending on the nature of your case can include:
- Medical Benefits
An injured worker is entitled to have all reasonable and medically necessary medical treatment paid for by his or her employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier
- Lost Wages/Indemnity Benefits
Types are listed below.
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD)
- Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEBs)
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD)