Designed to help employees and their families overcome the financial burdens associated with an on-the-job accident, injury, or occupational disease, workers’ compensation provides financial and medical benefits to workplace accident victims. Eligible injury victims, both permanent and temporary, are entitled to fixed monetary restitution. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and provide eligible employees with two-thirds of their normal salary as long as they are impaired.
At The Young Firm, our workers’ compensation lawyers provide Louisiana clients statewide with the highest standard of care. Our workplace injury attorneys have helped injured people throughout the Gulf Coast region obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled. We assist eligible workers in obtaining their due benefits and, when negligence is involved in an accident, may also pursue an additional third-party liability claim.
In addition to your Louisiana workers’ compensation claim or appeal, our lawyers may file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you hold the party or parties liable for your injuries responsible for their actions. Our track record speaks for itself; through trial or settlement, we have recovered substantial compensation on behalf of maritime workers (including seamen, platform and oil rig workers, and longshoremen and harbor workers), as well as industrial workers. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, or if you have been wrongfully denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact the lawyers of The Young Firm. Serving Louisiana and victims throughout the Gulf Coast region, we will help you achieve justice.
Eligible employees who suffer work-related injuries have a right to medical care. If you have been injured, whether permanently or temporarily, you may be entitled to due assistance. Louisiana state law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Generally, most reasonable and necessary medical expenses are covered by workers’ compensation. This includes hospital services, physical therapy, prescribed medications, and nursing care.
Additionally, injured workers may recover lost wages related to the accident. You may be eligible for compensation if you are temporarily unable to work or become permanently disabled. Longshoremen, shipyard workers, and harbor workers may be entitled to additional benefits, afforded by the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act.
If you are the family member of someone who died as a result of an on-the-job injury or illness, you may also be entitled to compensation. In these cases, an allowance for burial costs is also available.
Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers, serving Louisiana clients statewide, for an evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys can help injured workers and their families obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.
To successfully file a Louisiana workers’ compensation claim, it is important to make sure the following steps are completed in the time frame required. At The Young Firm, our workers’ compensation lawyers are available to help you through this process, to ensure your rights are protected and that all deadlines are met.
If denied benefits, you have up to three years to file a claim petition. These claims are typically assigned to a workers’ compensation judge for a hearing. After listening to evidence from both you and your employer, the judge will render a decision.
It is important that you be represented by an experienced attorney during this process. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have handled many Louisiana claims. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you get the most out of your claim. If you have suffered a work-related injury or been wrongfully denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact The Young Firm today.
If you have suffered a workplace injury or occupational disease, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Young Firm’s Louisiana office. A successful workers’ compensation claim can provide victims financial recovery of medical and rehabilitation expenses as well as wage replacement. Our attorneys will gather ample evidence, interview witnesses, and thoroughly investigate your case. We will make sure that all papers are completed properly and timely. In this way, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.