Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Have you been injured at work and are fighting to get your Louisiana Workers’ Compensation benefits? Injuries at work can be devastating, physically, mentally, and financially, for their victims. If you’re getting the run-around by your employer’s HR department or the workers’ compensation office, you need a Louisiana workers’ comp attorney who knows the law, the courts, and the ropes of litigating workers’ comp claims.
Every employer in Louisiana is required by law to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance to pay for medical bills and lost wages for injured employees. However, sometimes those companies will fight against claimants to avoid properly compensating for a disability or injury. In these situations, you’re not just fighting for your health; you’re fighting against an entire bureaucratic machine whose only purpose is to keep from paying you what you deserve.
Types of Workers’ Compensation available
Louisiana law allows for four types of workers’ compensation after a workplace injury.
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – If you have to miss work due to an injury, your physician can give a specific certification that empowers you to collect TTD benefits while you’re recovering and unable to return to work.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – If your injury isn’t so bad that you can still go to work, but you’re unable to perform certain job requirements, you can receive TPD benefits to make up the difference in your pay.
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD) – Extended financial support, beyond physical impairment coverage, may be eligible for you to collect depending on your injury and situation.
- Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) – If your injury renders you completely unable to return to work for the rest of your life, you may qualify for total and permanent disability benefits.
Why you need a Workers’ Compensation lawyer in Louisiana
After you’ve been involved in a workplace accident in Louisiana, you should immediately take action. No matter how minor the injury may seem, it’s critical to report the injury to your supervisor as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on any possible workers’ comp claims.
If you’ve been denied your workers’ compensation benefits, the experienced lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Ascension, Livingston, Zachary, Hammond, Lake Charles, and Monroe – are ready to fight for you. Call us today to speak to an experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyer. Your consultation is free!
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