Get The Full Workers’ Compensation You Deserve
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.
This is a violation of your rights. 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 under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.
Schwartz Law Firm LLC, with offices in Metairie and Baton Rouge, handles workers’ comp claims across the state. Our attorneys represent workers exclusively — we never represent employers or insurance companies. We’ll bring your case to court if your employer won’t let you see your own doctor or denies your rightful benefits.
Injured on the job? Please call us today for a FREE initial consultation. Our workers’ compensation team is available 24/7 by phone or email.
Protecting The Rights Of Injured Workers In Louisiana
Louisiana workers’ compensation covers all workers in Louisiana who are injured while working. You do not have to show negligence to receive workers’ comp. You merely have to be injured while at work, as evidenced by physical restrictions or pain. By law, you are entitled to specific benefits, including:
- Your choice of physician
- Coverage of necessary medical care
- Wage loss benefits (up to two-thirds of your regular pay)
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 disability benefits (weekly checks) if they hire a lawyer.
These fears are groundless. You lose your rights only by sitting on them because there are tight deadlines by 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
Maritime workers may be eligible for injury compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Jones Act. We will fight for your full benefits and your future.
Questions? Read answers to some frequently asked questions about work injury claims.
Speak With A Lawyer At Schwartz Law Firm LLC Today
If you are injured in the workplace, you are entitled to specific benefits. 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, call us today at 504-266-0253 or toll free at 800-711-9366, or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. You pay nothing unless we win a recovery for you.