Workers’ Compensation: Here’s What You Need to Know

August 29, 2018

As defined by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Workers’ Compensation is a legal remedy in which an employee who has been injured at work may be entitled to certain benefits.

Benefits in cases of Workers’ Compensation are the responsibility of the employer and are to be paid directly by the employer or his/her insurer. These can include:

  • Paid medical care for the injury
  • Indemnity wage benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Death benefits

Medical Treatment Guidelines are used to direct and limit injured workers’ access to medical treatment, which means now--more than ever--the injured worker needs to contact an experienced attorney to help navigate this area, rather than waiting until he/she has used up savings without even receiving the necessary medical treatment.

Injured workers should hire an attorney with the ability to properly guide them from the very beginning of the case so they can obtain both indemnity and medical benefits, receive the correct compensation in a timely manner, and get the medical treatment necessary to recover and return to work.

Lastly, you will need an experienced attorney to calculate the future lost wages and determine the future medical care needed when it comes time to settle your case. Many factors contribute to a resolution of a workers’ compensation case and only an experienced attorney will obtain the most money for the injured worker.

The Law Office of Wolff & Wolff is vastly experienced in the area of state Workers’ Compensation. If you wish to speak with one of our attorneys regarding your case, please contact our firm today by calling (504) 483-3406 or click here.