If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive medical care for the injury or illness, disability compensation, rehabilitation services, and, in the event of your death, benefits payable to your survivors. At Estes Davis Law, LLC, we strive to ensure that all Louisiana workers receive all they are entitled to under the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act.
What injuries are covered?
The Louisiana Workers Compensation Act covers both mental and physical injuries from accidents or occupational diseases that occur at the workplace. Mental injuries include any injuries which are the result of a physical injury or the result of extraordinary stress related to employment.
What benefits am I entitled to?
If the injury prevents you from returning to work for more than seven calendar days, you may be entitled to weekly/monthly indemnity benefits.
If you are able to return to work, but are unable to earn at least ninety percent of the pre-injury wage, then you may be entitled to Supplemental Earnings Benefits (SEB) which supplement the employee’s earnings.
What medical benefits am I entitled to?
You have the right to select one doctor of your choice in each specialty field of treatment for the job-related injury. Additionally, the employer or its workers’ compensation insurer is required to pay all approved necessary expenses for medical treatment, along with all reasonable and necessary travel expenses incurred to obtain treatment.
How can Estes Davis Law help you?
Estes Davis Law, LLC offers a free consultation in which an attorney will explain your rights and any benefits to which you are entitled under the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act.
Will I be able to keep my job?
Your employer cannot terminate your employment simply because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. However, your employer is not required to hold your job open while you are unable to perform the duties of your job or create a new job for you when you can return to work.