Third-party Lawsuit With Workers Compensation Claim

Third-party Lawsuit With Workers Compensation

Filing A Third-party Lawsuit Besides Your Worker’s Compensation Claim In Louisiana  Louisiana’s workers’ compensation system facilitates a relatively smooth process to help injured workers claim much-needed compensation for medical expenses and lost wages after a workplace injury. Louisiana law requires that employers provide workers’ compensation benefits for any employee who suffered injuries on the job. […]

Louisiana Oil Rig Workers’ Compensation Act

Louisiana Oil Rig Workers

Louisiana Oil Rig Workers and The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act provides most injured offshore oil rig workers in Louisiana with several options to pursue compensation for their work-related injuries. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) is a federal law that provides for the payment […]

Do I File a Workers’ Comp or a Personal Injury Claim?

Every seven seconds in the U.S., a worker sustains an injury while on the job. That’s 12,300 injured workers every day and 4.5 million per year, according to the National Safety Council. Although occupations like service (police and firefighters) and construction trades are among the most high-risk jobs, any type of worker in any type […]

Are Car Accidents Covered by Workers Compensation?

You may already know that you’re likely covered by workers’ compensation if you’re hurt while on the job. But what exactly is workers’ comp? And what happens if you’re injured in an auto accident during the course of your work duties? Simply put, workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that certain employers are required […]

How Long Can Someone Stay on Workers’ Compensation?

The vast majority of employees – including full-time, part-time and seasonal workers — in Louisiana are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits in the event they are injured on the job. Depending on the circumstances, some independent contractors may also be covered by their employer’s worker’s comp plan. The purpose of these benefits is to provide […]

What Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Louisiana?

When you are doing a job to provide for yourself or your family, an injury that disrupts your ability to work can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating. In Baton Rouge alone, there are more than 52,000 people working in construction, nearly 70,000 people working in trade, transportation, and utilities, and nearly 30,000 working in […]