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I may be to blame for my work injury. Can I still get workers' comp?

The whole purpose of workers' compensation in Louisiana is to help injured workers get the medical care and benefits they need, regardless of fault. Generally, this means that you may be entitled to workers' comp benefits even if your carelessness or negligence led to, or contributed to, your work-related injuries. In fact, nowhere in Louisiana's Workers' Compensation Act does it mention an exclusion for careless workers.