workers compensation attorney

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance which provides benefits to employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. If you are unsure what to do after a job accident or you are having problems with your workers’ compensation claim, you need to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today.

Workers’ Compensation Claims and Appeals

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance which provides benefits to employees who have been injured on the job and have suffered a work-related injury or illness. An employee with a work-related injury or illness is entitled to three basic benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act:

  • Payment of all necessary medical, surgical, and hospital services for the treatment of the work-related injury or occupational disease, including vocational rehabilitation where appropriate.
  • Compensation while the injured employee is being treated for the work-related injury or disease known as Temporary Total Disability (“TTD”) Compensation benefits.
  • Compensation for any permanent injury or other disabilities, including death, arising under either Act.

Almost every employee who is injured during his or her employment is covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Generally, employees are entitled to the benefits mentioned above regardless of fault. Injuries resulting from heavy lifting, repetitive work activity, falls, and dangerous equipment are some of the most common claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits.

If you were injured on the job and have suffered a work-related injury or illness, your entitled to compensation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can fight for your rights while helping to maximize your workers compensation benefits. We will help you through every step of filing your workers’ compensation claim or appealing a denied claim with your insurance company.

If you have been injured on the job in Louisiana there are specific steps you must take to claim and receive workers’ compensation benefits. If you are unsure what to do after a job accident or you are having problems with your workers’ compensation claim, you need to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today. Contact the Bouterie Law Firm at 504-279-3303 (Chalmette Office) or 985-641-9002 (Slidell Office) to schedule a free consultation!