Knowledgeable Metairie Lawyer Fights for Injured Employees
Respected Louisiana attorney delivers aggressive and capable representation in workers’ compensation cases
Although employers are legally required to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees’ lost wages and medical expenses when they are injured on the job, actually getting the benefits can be difficult. At Joseph Larre, LLC in Metairie, our attorney wants employees to get the help they need and deserve and represents clients across Louisiana in many types of workers’ compensation matters. With decades of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, attorney Larre can anticipate the other side’s arguments and develop strategies to effectively counter them, increasing the likelihood of a positive result. Whether you need help filing the claim, appealing a rejection of benefits or securing lost wages, our attorney will explain what to expect throughout your case and fight to protect your rights.
When and how to file a workplace accident claim
Any injury sustained while performing your job, whether minor or severe, should be brought to your supervisor’s attention as soon as possible. You must make this report to preserve your right to benefits, and your description should include where and how the injury occurred, the names of witnesses and the time of the accident. Your employer will then report the injury to its workers’ compensation carrier, and the carrier then notifies the Louisiana Workforce Commission of the injury and decides whether to approve or deny benefits. If benefits are approved, you can choose to accept what has been offered or try to negotiate for additional benefits. If denied, you may request a reconsideration or appeal of the decision. The workers’ compensation process can be complex, and our attorney will use his knowledge of the law to pursue the full amount of benefits you deserve while helping you avoid delays and unnecessary complications.
What types of workers’ compensation benefits can an injured employee receive?
Workplace injuries can be debilitating and require long recovery periods before a return to work is possible. Employers must provide certain workers’ compensation benefits that address an employee’s financial and medical needs during this time, including:
- Replacement of lost wages of up to two-thirds of your weekly pay, subject to compensation limits set by the state
- Payment for medical testing and treatment
- Payment for rehabilitation services, both to return to the same job or train for a different type of job if the previous work can no longer be performed
- Payment for prescription drugs
Workers’ compensation benefits are calculated using state formulas, so the better documented your accident and resulting injuries are, the better chance you can access higher benefit amounts. Our attorney will shepherd your claim through the workers’ compensation process and work diligently to get your claim approved on the terms you seek.
Contact a dedicated Louisiana law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation
At Joseph Larre, LLC, our attorney is dedicated to helping injured employees and represents clients across Louisiana in workers’ compensation claims. Please call 504-527-9292 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation at our Metairie office to discuss your situation.