Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Baton Rouge
As an employee, you have the right to seek compensation to cover your medical
costs after you have been injured at your place of work. If your employer
fails to cover the costs incurred by your injury, it is important to seek
legal help from an experienced attorney. At Joseph H. Jolissaint, Attorney
at Law, our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer has more than
a decade of legal experience representing injury victims in their pursuit
of fair and just benefits. We know the various laws concerning workplace
injuries and how you should be compensated. Allow us to guide you through
the process so you can focus on your recovery.
Free consultations are available.
Call (225) 757-5600 today.
What are my workers’ compensation rights as an employee?
According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, most minor, full-time,
part-time, and seasonal employees in Louisiana are covered by workers'
compensation laws from the day they start employment that cover mental
and physical injuries from accidents or "occupational disease"
that occur in the workplace. All employers in the state must have workers'
compensation or be self-insured.
What is the process I need to go through after I've been injured at work?
When you are injured at work, you have the right and responsibility to
report the injury to your employer right away. Your employer has the responsibility
then to cover the expenses incurred from your injury. However, if they
do not comply with this requirement, you may need to retain a lawyer to
help you seek the money you deserve.
To which compensation may I be entitled?
Workers’ compensation benefits can help to cover medical expenses,
lost wages (past and future), and more. We can navigate your case, determining
which benefits you qualify to recover.
What kinds of claims are available?
If you were injured in the workplace, you may be able to file a workers’
compensation claim, workers’ death benefit claim, third-party claim,
supplemental earning claim, or more. Death benefit claims are those filed
by beneficiaries or loved ones affected by the loss of the worker.
I have developed a disease. Can I file a claim?
Due to toxic and asbestos exposure, many individuals can develop certain
diseases such as mesothelioma. This can still allow you to file workers’
compensation. It must be shown that your disease was a direct result of
the exposure to dangerous chemicals.
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