If you have suffered an injury at the workplace in Louisiana, state workers’ compensation laws may entitle you to certain benefits to cover medical expenses, provide compensation while you recover from your work injury, vocational rehabilitation, permanent partial disability benefits, or total disability benefits. Unfortunately, most people are not familiar with the process, experience issues with the process, and do not obtain the benefits they need to make a successful recovery from injury, which is why is it imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced lawyer.
At The Chopin Law Firm LLC, we are focused on helping injured workers recover the benefits they deserve. With more than five decades of legal experience, our New Orleans workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through the intricacies of the legal process, all while protecting your rights and best interests.
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
Upon suffering a work-related injury or illness, you may be wondering if it is a good idea to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. When any complexity arises in your case, it is in your best interest to get legal assistance.
The following are common examples of situations in which legal intervention is necessary:
- You suffered a serious injury
- Your claim was denied
- Your employer’s settlement offer doesn’t adequately cover all your medical bills or lost wages
- Your medical condition prevents you from returning to your previous job position, limit your work abilities, or keep you from working at all
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing for worker’s compensation
- Your injury was caused by a third party’s negligence or due to employer misconduct
Our New Orleans workers’ comp lawyer will ensure that you file all of the required forms and meet the deadlines. We can collect crucial evidence to support your case, negotiate with your employer’s insurance company, and help you determine the most favorable settlement amount possible. If you can’t agree on a reasonable settlement, we can fight for you at trial.
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In most cases, you must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days or else you can be denied from receiving benefits. Both physical and mental injuries stemming from either accidents or occupational diseases are covered. Do not hesitate to let us help you achieve your goals.
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