Baton Rouge Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
You have express rights to workers’ compensation from your employer. If you are injured and you are not given the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and lost wages during recovery, your employer may be in violation of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. Our goal at Joseph H. Jolissaint is to make sure that all Louisiana workers get the full compensation they deserve. We will fight aggressively for you in hopes of getting you an overwhelming amount of compensation.
With our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer, you benefit from:
- More than a decade of experience
- Commitment every step of the way
- Professional and caring representation
- Dedicated assistance
- Individualized attention
What kinds of injuries are eligible for compensation?
According to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, almost all injuries that occur at the workplace and cause mental or physical harm are eligible for compensation. This includes injuries related to stress which can be directly brought back to the workplace environment.
What is an injury or an occupational disease?
The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act defines an accident as any unexpected or unforeseen actual and identifiable event that happened suddenly or violently. This includes injuries that occurred with or without human fault.
Incidents must directly produce an injury which is more than simply gradual deterioration or progressive degeneration. Occupational diseases are those which occurred because of the conditions characteristic of a particular work environment, process, or occupation.
Do I need to prove that the employer was at-fault?
Generally, you won’t have to prove that an employer was at-fault in order to seek compensation. The claim is enough. You will need evidence that you did not cause the injury because of recklessness or intoxication. If your employer can prove that the accident was your own fault, you may not be able to seek compensation.
What can you do to help me?
At Joseph H. Jolissaint, our goal is to provide client-centered, dedicated service. Our attorney has over a decade of experience and understands how to personalize a case so you can get the results you want.
Our team can help you to tackle:
- Compensation Claims
- Construction Accidents
- Loss of Limb
- Personal Injury
- Supplemental Earning Claims
- Third Party Claim
- Toxic/Asbestos Exposure
- Workplace Accidents
- Workers’ Death Benefit Claims
- Work Injuries
Don’t hesitate to call us today if you want more information about how our team can help you with your workers’ compensation claim! Our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney offers free case evaluations for all first-time clients!