Worker’s compensation provides benefits for injured workers. Under Louisiana’s workers’ compensation laws (RS 23:1020.1), this program: Provides temporary and permanent disability for injured or sick employees hurt at work Pays the medical expenses and care costs of covered workers Helps workers return to the workforce when possible As a part of receiving these benefits, the …
When you get hurt on the job, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities so that you can receive fair compensation. At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we believe everyone should have access to reliable information about workers’ comp matters. That is why we created our law blog, where you can keep up with all of the latest workers’ compensation news.
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Gas Well Explosion in St. Mary Parish Injures 8
Eight workers suffered burn injuries while plugging a natural gas well near the Louisiana coast on May 25, 2021. The well exploded around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, according to WBRZ 2. Their employer, Wild Well Control, reported that the workers suffered injuries to their hands and faces. They began work earlier in the week to …
Does Fault Play a Role in Workers’ Compensation Eligibility?
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect both employers and their employees in the event that someone is injured on the job.
What Benefits Might I Be Able to Recover in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, workers’ compensation benefits covered an average of 2,200 hospitalizations across the state annually between 2003 and 2012.
5 Ways Employers Can Help Their Workers Avoid Car Accidents
In the state of Louisiana, most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees.
What Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Work-related injuries happen in every profession. Some occur suddenly due to unexpected accidents; others develop over time due to repetitive movements or exposure to harmful substances.
Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
RED FLAGS: When You Are Injured in a Work Accident
If you have been injured in an accident, personal injury lawyers in Lafayette may be able to help you earn damages for your pain and suffering and lost wages.