If you can’t work or lost pay because of an employer-caused job accident or illness (including psychiatric or psychological conditions), workers comp employer obligations in Louisiana require, by law, that your employer pay you benefits. This includes 2/3 of your normal income, tax-free, as well as your medical treatment, physical rehabilitation costs and equipment, temporary disability benefits, psychiatric or psychological treatment, supplemental job displacement benefits, vocational rehabilitation if necessary, and a return-to-work supplement.
Louisiana Injured Workers Are Entitled To Benefits Under Federal and Louisiana Law
To secure the medical care and financial compensation you’re legally entitled to, an experienced, diligent workers’ compensation attorney can help. Gordon & Gordon Law is dedicated to helping injured workers protect themselves financially and receive the medical care and vocational support they need. Founding partners Stephen Gordon and Daniel Gordon’s legal skills are finely honed, backed by the most up-to-date knowledge of workers’ compensation’ complex and convoluted rules.
Because workers’ compensation is exceedingly different from any other area of law, our legal team focuses on its intricacies which is imperative for the successful pursuit of benefits that federal and Louisiana laws say you’re entitled to.
A Summary Of Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ comp insurance provides the following benefits:
MEDICAL CARE COSTS for Personal Injury in Louisiana
- Ambulance service
- Emergency room treatment
- Physicians fees
- Physical rehabilitation
- Assistance equipment
PSYCHIATRIST OR PSYCHOLOGIST FEES
Lost wage payments while you’re recovering.
Lost wage payments if you don’t completely recover.
SUPPLEMENTAL JOB DISPLACEMENT VOUCHERS
Retraining and/or skill enhancement if you don’t recover completely and can’t return to your job.
Spousal, children or other dependents receive monetary compensation when an employee dies because of job injury or illness.
For expert legal assistance filing your workers’ compensation claim and pursuing benefits, Gordon & Gordon Law Firm’s team of knowledgeable, experienced attorneys can help. Or if you already filed a claim and it was denied, we can help you through the arduous process of filing an appeal.
How Much Is A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Going To Cost?
When you consider hiring an attorney, perhaps one of the first things you worry about is money. How much is an attorney going to cost me? Because you’re already worried about your finances, perhaps you’ve considered going at it alone to save money. However, when you try to go through the workers’ compensation claims scenario by yourself, you’ll be faced with what for many is an overwhelming and confusing process tangled in red tape, complex procedures, and inflexible deadlines. One wrong step and your claim compensation may be significantly delayed or denied altogether.
In the end, handling it alone may cost you dearly.
Gordon & Gordon Law Firm’s No Up-Front Cost Guarantee
When Gordon & Gordon Law takes your case, you’ll never pay us a cent up-front. We’ll cover all the costs no matter what. Only after we acquire your monetary settlement will we be paid a reasonable, pre-agreed fee. In other words, no money comes out of your pocket, and we don’t get paid until you get paid.
With all that’s at stake, you can’t afford not to have the best Louisiana work accident lawyers handle the confusing and complex claims or appeal process and meet the statute of limitation deadlines.
Strict Statutes of Limitations Restrict Time for Filing A Claim—Call Us Today So You Don’t Lose Your Rights
To learn how you can protect your financial and medical rights as an injured employee, contact the premier Louisiana workers’ compensation attorneys Stephen Gordon and Daniel Gordon today at 318-716-HELP (318-716-4357).
During a personal, no-obligation meeting in one of our Shreveport, Mansfield or Bossier City offices, we’ll listen attentively to what happened, clarify your benefits’ rights and respectfully discuss a preliminary strategy for handling your case. Or if it’s more comfortable for you, send us a message on our website and someone from our office will be in touch with you promptly.
(And if you’re too injured or ill to visit us, we’ll come to you.)