Neither Your Employer Nor The Insurance Company Calls The Shots When You Have A Good Lawyer
You are injured on the job. Your employer refers you to a doctor and insists that only that physician treat you. The doctor's opinion is that you are well enough to return to work or that your injury is a pre-existing condition.
Your rights have been violated. In Louisiana, if you are injured on the job, no matter who is at fault for your injury, you are entitled to receive lost wages and medical benefits based on the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act.
At Schwartz Law Firm LLC, our Metairie and Baton Rouge workers' compensation attorneys handle claims across the state, representing workers exclusively and never representing employers or insurance companies. We'll bring your case to court if your employer won't let you see your own doctor or alleges that your medical condition predated your work accident.
Please call us for a FREE initial consultation with one of our attorneys at 504-266-0253 or toll free at 800-711-9366. We are available 24/7 by phone and email.
Protecting The Rights Of Injured Workers In Southeast Louisiana
Louisiana workers' compensation covers all workers in Louisiana who are injured while working. You do not have to show negligence to receive workers' compensation. You merely have to be injured while at work, as evidenced by physical restrictions or pain. By law, you might receive up to two-thirds of your pay in workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' compensation entitles you to:
- Choice of physician
- Lost wage benefits when unable to work
- Medical expense coverage
You Need An Attorney To Secure Your Workers' Compensation Rights
If you are injured in the workplace, it is crucial that you see a lawyer as soon as possible. Many injured workers are afraid of getting fired or not getting their workers' compensation benefits if they hire a lawyer.
These fears are groundless. You lose your workers' compensation rights only by sitting on them because there are short timelines within which you must act.
You will not lose access to any rights or benefits by contacting a lawyer. We will ensure that your rights are protected and fight to maximize your benefits, which would otherwise be minimized by the insurance company.
When you retain a lawyer and get examined by the doctor of your choice, it is important to be frank. If you conceal anything, you will lose your rights.
Benefits For Longshoremen, Shipyard Workers And Harbor Workers
Questions? Read answers to some frequently asked questions about workers' compensation.
Speak With A Lawyer At Schwartz Law Firm LLC Today
If you are injured in the workplace, you are entitled to workers' compensation. Don't let your employer or an insurance company infringe upon your rights. With thousands of cases to our credit, we are pre-eminent in representing employees in Louisiana workers' compensation matters.
To learn how we can fight for you personally, please email us or call us at 504-266-0253 or toll free at 800-711-9366 to set up a free initial consultation. You pay nothing unless we win a recovery for you.