Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s Compensation

Common personal injury accidents are those that occur while at work. Special laws, rules and regulations, affect an individual when they sustain injuries on the job.

 

Different laws apply depending on how the injury happens. Including, the type of work they were performing, where they were working, and who/what caused their injuries.

 

If you had an accident on the job and have injuries, an experienced attorney can help sort through this maze to make sure you take the right course of action.

 

Our New Orleans worker’s compensation attorneys can help the you secure prompt medical care and swift recovery of disability benefits.

 

Employers spend a lot of money hiring insurers and teams of lawyers. They will use any means to limit their financial liability. As a result, workers often fall victim to employers attempting to reduce their liability.

Under federal law, an employee with a work-related illness or injury can get compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault.

 

In exchange for these guaranteed benefits, employees usually do not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages for those injuries. Employees have protection with worker’s comp as long as the injury happened “in the course of employment”.

 

The legal definition of ‘working’, for worker’s compensation purposes, has expanded to cover a greater number of injuries. Employees injured playing on company-affiliated sports teams may collect worker’s compensation benefits for those injuries.

 

Occupational illnesses, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fall under the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act. An occupational illness can be just as devastating as a work related injury. Special laws apply for the recovery of benefits related to an occupational illness.

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If you were injured on the job, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers today!

Exceptions

Worker’s compensation covers most, but not all, on-the-job injuries. The worker’s compensation system provides benefits to injured workers, even if an injury is due to the employee’s carelessness. But, there are some limits. Generally, injuries due to intoxication or the use of illegal drugs are not covered. Coverage may also be denied in situations involving:

  • injuries suffered while an employee was not on the job
  • self-inflicted injuries (including those caused by a person who starts a fight)
  • injuries suffered when an employee’s conduct violated company policy
  • if a worker was committing a serious crime and suffers injuries

If you think you have a worker’s compensation case, call the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We are a no win/no fee firm and work on a contingent fee basis. If we don’t get you money, you don’t owe us a thing. Contact our New Orleans, Louisiana lawyers today!

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