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Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Major injuries and disabilities caused by workplace accidents can have a devastating impact on your life. Even minor on-the-job injuries can result in significant medical expenses, time off work, lost income, and chronic pain. Any type of work-related injury can have long-term financial and emotional effects for you and your family. That is why it is important to know your rights and fight to get full compensation for your injuries.
Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Geismar, Denham Springs, and the surrounding areas depend heavily on industrial workers, and these jobs can involve safety risks. Louisiana workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial support for injured workers while they recover. But employers and insurance companies will sometimes try to reduce their liability and downplay the injury to limit the amount of compensation you receive.

When this happens, an experienced Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney that knows how to navigate the often confusing and lengthy process of obtaining your workers’ comp benefits. The Get Gordon team has decades of expertise handling workers’ compensation injury cases for individuals across Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Livingston.

At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, our lawyers take care of all the legal paperwork and negotiate on your behalf so that you can focus on healing and getting your life back after a workplace injury. With offices in Baton Rouge, Gonzales and Denham Springs, our law firm has a local workers’ comp attorney who can help you close to home.
Depending on the severity of your job-related injury, you may be eligible to several types of Baton Rouge workers’ compensation coverage.

Income


Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – This coverage may be available if you have special certification from your doctor that you are unable to return to work while you are still recovering from your injuries.

Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – If your doctor places restrictions on your physical activity that inhibit you from performing certain job tasks but you are still able to work at a reduced capacity, TPD benefits cover the difference in your pay.

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) – Depending on your specific situation, you may be eligible for additional compensation above the physical impairment caused by your work-related injury.

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) – In cases where an injury results in permanent disability that prevents you from going to back to work for the rest of your life, you may qualify for TPD workers’ compensation benefits.

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Medical Benefits


Employers are required to provide workers with medical care for any injuries in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Geismar, or Prairieville that happen on the job. You are generally able to select your own doctor or specialist once your injury is diagnosed. However, your employer will also choose a physician to provide a second opinion.

Having a Baton Rouge workers’ comp lawyer on your side can help you get the medical care you need by communicating with the insurance provider, your employer and your doctors to ensure treatment and procedure approvals are handled in a timely manner and not delayed or denied.

Vocational Re-training


If you cannot perform your previous work duties as a result of your injury, you may be able to receive job re-training and assistance with finding other employment opportunities in Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes that are within the parameters of your work capabilities and limitations specified by your doctor. A skilled Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney will also make sure you are not sent back into the workforce before your physician officially releases you.

A Baton Rouge Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You Get The Benefits You Deserve


After an accident on the job, you have a limited amount of time to make a claim so it is crucial to notify your employer immediately. No matter how small you may perceive your injury to be, make sure to file a formal report and see a medical professional right away. Seemingly insignificant injuries can become worse over time and end up costing you a lot of money later on. Louisiana workers generally have one year from the date of the accident to file a workers comp claim.

If you are hurt while on the job anywhere in the greater Baton Rouge area, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is here for you. Call our law firm today at 225.888.8888 to speak to a lawyer about your workers compensation case for free.

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Settlements & Verdicts – Workers' Compensation

  • $130,000
    Workers Comp Fall Injury
    Our client suffered a workers comp injury from a fall onto concrete with improper safety codes met. Case resulted in a $130,000 settlement.
  • $125,000
    Injury at Work on a Ladder
    Our client suffered an injury at work on a ladder, having to pull down some heavy equipment and missing a step. Case resulted in a $125,000 settlement.
  • $130,000
    Workers' Compensation Injury
    Client was involved in a Workers' Compensation Injury case which was handled by Attorney Annabelle Manning. Case resulted in a settlement of $130,000.
  • $250,000
    63 Year Old Pipe Welder Working on Barge in Gulf
    Settlement for pipe welder suffering rib and back injuries after being transferred from a tug boat to barge when basket became entrapped on barge equipment.
  • $12,800,000
    Two Worker's Asbestos Exposure
    Two former chemical plant workers dying of lung cancer won a $12.8 million state award, blaming their illness on asbestos used in industrial insulation.
  • $3,000,000
    Double amputation of legs from electrical shock
    An employee of an oil company suffered severe electrical shock when a gen pole came in contact with high power lines.
  • $2,900,000
    Workers exposed to chemical
    Workers were exposed to a chemical, resulting in a $2,900,000 settlement.
  • $21,700,000
    Construction worker severely injured on the job
    Our client was a construction worker that was severely injured on the job.

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