If you were injured in the workplace or have had adverse health that was caused by your job, then you may want to file a workers’ compensation case. The Ledoux workers’ compensation lawyers from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers are ready to help get you the compensation you’re owed in order to pay for your recovery.
We’re Here to Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Our Ledoux workers’ compensation lawyers can protect your rights throughout the claims process. Employers may be obligated to pay for the costs that come from a workplace injury, but they may also have differing opinions about the degree to which your injury was their responsibility and the extent of your injury.
This is where a Ledoux workers’ compensation lawyer can come in. We’ll gather information such as medical records and first-hand accounts of the accident to put together your case and try to get you all the compensation you deserve, whether it’s in court or in a settlement.
Our Track Record of Winning Trials and Recovering Settlements Speaks for Itself
We’re consistently able to help recover sufficient sums of money on behalf of our clients. We’ve had multiple cases in which we’ve been able to recover millions, and even tens of millions of dollars for our clients, with our largest amount being a judgment for 23 million dollars.
No law firm can guarantee these results in any circumstances, but these examples show how we go above and beyond for our clients, trying to make sure any costs they’ve had as a result of their accident are paid for.
For a free legal consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer serving Ledoux, call (337) 777-7777
Recovering from a Workplace Injury Is Difficult Enough; We Can Handle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Physical injuries can take a toll. You have to deal with not only the physical pain but also the mounting costs that come with treating it. You may be facing a long road back to normalcy. Employers are obligated by law to help pay for things like medical care, lost wages, and anything needed to get you back to work.
If you aren’t getting the compensation that you’re owed, the stress of trying to pursue that compensation can compound with everything else you’re going through. Perhaps the greatest benefit of a Ledoux workers’ compensation lawyer is that you’ll be able to focus on recovering from your injury while you rest assured that your case is being handled by professionals who want to do right by you.
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What Workers’ Compensation Can Help You Pay for
The biggest reason to file a workers’ compensation case is that you’ve had costs because of a workplace injury. Many injuries that occur in the workplace, especially in professions where manual labor and heavy machinery are involved, like construction, merit at least a visit to the doctor. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could involve much more, like medication or physical therapy.
Workers’ compensation could help you to pay for these costs, though in most cases, workers’ compensation is meant to help pay the cost of lost wages. All cases are different, though. In some cases, it may be possible to recover damages for other costs.
Your benefits can cover temporary and permanent disabilities, depending on the injuries from your work accident. If a loved one died because of their injuries, you could receive payment for funeral expenses. No matter what you need help paying for, let our workers/ compensation lawyers fight for you.
Workers’ Compensation and Appeals
Sometimes, your employer will reject your workers’ compensation claim. You have the option to appeal this decision, but doing it on your own can be challenging. Your employer’s legal team may seem intimidating, especially if you are trying to focus on your health and recovery.
Here at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we know that you have a lot to deal with. Our lawyers can handle the appeals process on your behalf. Our team can help with negotiations and paperwork so you don’t have to do it alone. We can gather proof to dispute any rejections, proving that you are entitled to your benefits. We’ll keep you informed of any deadlines and tasks that can impact your case.
You Could Potentially Recover the Entirety of Costs If You Sue a Third Party
Workers’ compensation does not cover the entirety of the costs of a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation covers part of any lost wages but does not typically cover other costs or non-economic damages.
In order to recover the costs from a workplace injury, you would need to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party, meaning a person or company other than your employer that was also responsible for the accident. An example of this would be if someone was injured on the job while operating heavy machinery because said machinery wasn’t assembled properly by the company that built it, then that might be grounds for a third-party suit.
Suits against third parties could potentially lead to recovering damages for the full cost of lost wages, medical bills, and non-economic damages, such as the pain and suffering endured because of the injury.
Begin Your Workers’ Compensation Claim as Soon as Possible
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the deadline for workers’ compensation cases in Louisiana is one year. If you’ve received payments from either your own insurance or your employer’s insurance, then the statute of limitations is three years after the most recent payment you received.
There is no obligation to go through with a suit if you change your mind, but it’s likely in your best interest to have your free case evaluation when you still have the option to file a case.
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Learn More About Our Ledoux Workers’ Compensation Attorneys During a Free Consultation
We have four offices across Louisiana in New Orleans, Lafayette, Alexandria, and Marksville, and you can contact us and come into any of our offices for a free case evaluation. We can discuss your workplace accident and go over your legal options.
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