If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, then you can seek workers’ compensation benefits to help with your recovery. Though workers’ compensation insurance is required by law, it’s not easy making a claim. An insurer may try to reduce or deny your benefits, for example.
A Mandeville workers’ compensation lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can handle your claim from start to finish.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Handle Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, then contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers so that we can get started on trying to get you the compensation that you deserve. Our partners, David Laborde and Digger Earles, each have decades of experience with personal injury cases. They, along with our team of attorneys, want to help you get all the compensation that you deserve.
What Our Lawyers Can Do
Your Mandeville workers’ compensation lawyer will be your representative in the courtroom, fighting for every dollar that you’re owed. They will use all available evidence to build your case and determine just how much you’re owed. In many cases, they will negotiate with the opposing legal team to reach an out-of-court settlement.
A lawyer can give you the peace of mind to know that there are professionals handling your case and that you can focus on recovering from your injury. A workers’ compensation can be a difficult undertaking in the best of times when one is doing it without legal representation, and that can be made even more difficult when dealing with an injury.
What You Can Do to Help Your Case
Some information that you may have that could be helpful for your case is documentation of the costs you have had as a result of your workplace injury, and anything that may support that it happened at your place of employment. Eye-witness accounts from your co-workers or photos of the worksite or equipment that caused the accident may prove valuable.
A diagnosis from a doctor, as well as documentation of their recommendation of the time you need to recover, may help prove the cost of your accident.
What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
Clients love our friendly, understanding, and personable attitude. They also love that since we’ve opened our doors, we’ve been able to recover 200 million dollars in settlements and verdicts.
For a free legal consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer serving Mandeville, call (337) 777-7777
We Can Handle the Insurance Company During Your Workers’ Compensation Case
In many cases, insurance companies will make claims about you or the incident in order to avoid paying workers’ compensation. In order to collect workers’ compensation, we need to be able to show that your employer was responsible for the accident rather than you.
Insurance companies may try to counter this by placing the blame on you, the worker. For example, if your accident happened because you received inadequate job training from your employer, their insurance company might try to prove that you did receive enough training, but you caused the accident because you were acting irresponsibly. Other examples could include claiming that you were intoxicated while on the job, or that you purposely caused the injury in order to collect payments.
One of our main responsibilities as your lawyers is to collect evidence to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault, but rather your employer’s or a third party’s. This could involve anything from using security footage and first-hand accounts to recreate the accident in court, to using experts to assess the condition of the equipment you were using.
Mandeville Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Near Me (337) 777-7777
We Have Four Offices in Louisiana
We want to help workers all over Louisiana, and we accomplish this by having offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, Alexandria, and Marksville. There is no obligation to move forward with your case during a free consultation.
Reasons to Pursue Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The RS 23:1020.1 defines the purpose of workers’ compensation, which is “to provide for the timely payment of temporary and permanent disability benefits to all injured workers who suffer an injury or disease arising out of and in the course and scope of their employment as is provided in this Chapter.”
This means that employers are obligated to pay for any short-term or long-term costs that result from workplace injuries or other health conditions occurring due to your work.
A Third Party Suit Could Recover Full Damages
Workers’ compensation benefits may not fairly cover your losses after a workplace accident. A personal injury lawsuit against a third party could lead to recovering damages that cover the full cost of your workplace injury. These costs can include:
- Doctor’s appointments
- Physical therapy
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
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Start Your Workers’ Compensation Case Sooner Rather Than Later
Workers’ compensation cases have a statute of limitations of one year in Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. If you’ve received insurance payments for your workplace injury, then the statute of limitations is three years after your most recent payment.
Once this deadline passes, you will no longer be able to file your case. If you’re approaching one year since a workplace injury or illness, then you may want to consider acting quickly. This is just the deadline to file your case, not resolve it.
Call Now So We Can Get Started on Your Mandeville Workers’ Compensation Case
Again, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offer a free case evaluation where they will look at the details of your case and help you make a determination about whether you want to file. When dealing with a workplace injury that warrants a lawsuit, the one-year statute of limitations can approach quickly.
Contact us soon so that we can start your case immediately.