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Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Injured Workers
One of the more common types of incidents involving personal injuries is an injury that occurs while at work. A special set of laws – as well as rules and regulations – affect an individual when he or she is hurt on the job. This is the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation System.
Often, it can be confusing for the employee who has been injured and who is already under stress about the injury or not able to work.
Injured workers can be taken advantage of and not receive the benefits they are due by insurance companies and employers.
It can be difficult to navigate these laws and regulations by yourself. The experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation attorneys of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC are on your side.
Work Injuries Demand Experienced Lawyers
When you are injured at work, it’s never too early to obtain legal counsel. Our Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyers will make sure your rights are protected. We will fight for you to receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled.
The employer and their insurance company will use various tools and professionals to limit their financial liability. They mobilize against an injured worker.
Our experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyers will help the injured worker face these challenges. We can help secure prompt medical care and a quick recovery of disability benefits.
Helping You Secure Medical Care & Disability Benefits
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 ill while performing their work responsibilities.
Sometimes, however, insurance companies deny workers’ compensation claims. Workers must repeal their claims or resort to the courts to get their benefits. Our lawyers have decades of experience in helping workers with Louisiana workers’ compensation claim repeals. We can help you.
We Work Across the State and in Every Industry
Our Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyers take a team approach to your case. We’ve helped many injured workers in the past from communities throughout the state. We have years of research, training, and education about the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation system as it relates to different employers and industries.
If you or a loved one was injured on the job, you have a limited timeframe to seek the benefits you are due, so it is important to talk to a Louisiana workers’ compensation claim lawyer as soon as possible for guidance.
Trust the Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyers of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC to handle your case.
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Who Protect Your Rights
Typically, an injured worker does not have the right to sue their employer for damages if the incident falls under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. Recovery is usually limited to medical expenses and disability benefits.
However, depending on many factors, you may have the right to recover personal injury damages against your employer or against third parties.
There are many different factors in each case, and every individual’s case is unique. Following your injury, our attorneys will work with you to designate what type of benefit you may be eligible for. These include:
- Temporary Disability Benefits: These benefits are available to you if after an injury you are only partially able to perform the responsibilities of your work. Two-thirds of your weekly wages could be paid to you if you qualify. Temporary total benefits are paid until the injured employee reaches maximum medical improvement or until you are able to return to your normal job.
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits: If you qualify for this benefit, you may be eligible to receive a lump sum of two-thirds of your pay or receive the pay on a weekly basis as long as the disability continues. Your doctor evaluates you for a permanent disability benefit.
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefit: This benefit is available to you if you have suffered anatomical loss of use – such as loss of hearing – or amputation of various body parts while working, such as the arms, legs, hands, feet, eyes, or ears. This benefit is two-thirds of your average weekly wages for a period of time determined by a state schedule.
SHOULD YOU HIRE A LOUISIANA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER?
Different laws apply to each circumstance relating to a workplace injury. Your claim depends on the injury, the type of work you were performing, where you were working and how your injuries were caused.
Our experienced Louisiana workers’ compensation lawyers can help you sort through these details and make sure the right direction is chosen.
You should seek the legal guidance of an experience workers’ compensation attorney if you experience any of the following after suffering a workplace injury:
- Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company asks you to provide a recorded statement after an injury.
- You have permanent scarring or disfigurement.
- You received a letter requiring you to attend an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) from a doctor chosen by the insurance company.
- You are unable to return to work due to permanent restrictions caused by your injuries.
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DENIED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS LAWYERS
Most workers injured on the job in Louisiana qualify for medical care and wage benefits through the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation system. Like any insurance system, though, claims are subject to approval.
The approval process is overseen by the Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.
Unfortunately, even the most legitimate work-related injury claims can be denied. This is often because of an administrative error, missed deadlines, or following the objections of an employer.
If you have had your workers’ comp claim for medical care and disability payments denied, don’t give up. The Louisiana Workers’ Comp Lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC are prepared and ready to help you.
WE REPRESENT THE INJURED & THEIR FAMILIES
Our lawyers represent injured Louisiana workers who have had their workers’ compensation claim denied anywhere in the state. The amount you pay for attorneys’ fees is capped at a low percentage of the weekly wage benefits you receive.
We offer a free case evaluation and handle workers’ compensation claims and appeals on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees if we cannot help you receive benefits.
WE WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION
We have an excellent record of successful appeals for workers’ compensation cases. We will investigate the causes of your denied claim and begin working immediately to gather records and reports.
Our lawyers will deal directly with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to overcome its objections.
While you are recovering and trying to get back on the job, we will be handling these complicated details for you.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FOR OFFSHORE WORKERS
Subject to a few exceptions, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act mandates that the substantive law of the adjacent state controls the rights of most persons injured on fixed platforms.
Often, this type of workers’-only right will be to collect workers’ compensation benefits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, because with rare exception, a platform worker cannot sue his own employer for its negligence in causing his injury.
THE LONGSHORE ACT IS FEDERAL LAW
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), also known as “The Longshore Act,” is a federal law —meaning the U.S. government handles these claims.
If there was third party at fault or perhaps a defective product or unreasonably dangerous structure, then a tort (damage) claim may be available to the injured party in addition to compensation benefits.
It is crucial to speak with experienced Louisiana offshore injury lawyers as soon as possible following a work-related injury. Make the Wright Call.
We will work to ensure employers are held accountable by paying the maximum amount for your injuries.