Workers Compensation Lawyer
More than 20,000 employees are injured in Louisiana each year and many of them are left wondering how to pay the bills.
You worked hard for your wages and you should not be denied workers’ compensation benefits after a work injury or a work-related disease.
Contact our experienced labor lawyers immediately to discuss your legal rights.
Louisiana Workers’ Comp Laws
Workers in our state are protected by the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. The act aims to ensure that workers who are injured on the job get the help and care that they need.
- The act covers injuries that are mental or physical.
- Additionally, the on the job injury is covered if it was caused by an accident or a disease that developed due the repetitive nature of a specific job.
- Workers must experience their injuries during the course of their duties.
In exchange for receiving part of their lost earnings and medical expenses, employees in our state waive the right to sue their employer after an injury.
However, unscrupulous employers and their insurance companies routinely deny or lower the workers’ compensation that employees deserve. In fact the largest workers’ compensation insurance company in the state advertises itself to employers by highlighting its tendency to limit settlement amounts.
If you are injured at work in New Orleans, make sure you immediately notify your employer. Every injury should be reported as soon as possible. When this happens, the injured worker deserves a knowledgeable and passionate legal advocate. Our lawyers combine decades of experience in the justice system to get you the kinds of results that you and your family deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In this state, employees may receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD) or Permanent Total Disability benefits. However, when workers do not get the benefits that they and their family deserve, the consequences can be staggering.
Depending on the severity of the work injury, and the cost of the medical treatment, employers attempt to underpay and undercut benefits hoping that the workers never notice that they have been swindled.
Workers’ Comp & Social Security Disability
Some workers who suffer injuries that disable them for more than a year, may be able to pursue Social Security Disability benefits along with workers’ compensation benefits.
Louisiana’s workers’ compensation system is complicated. Only an experienced workers’ comp lawyer can evaluate the injuries, the benefits, and file the right paperwork to maximize all of your benefits.
Fighting for Injured Employees Throughout Louisiana
Based in New Orleans, but passionate about the entire state, the Brandner Law Firm’s extensive legal practice indicates firm’s deep commitment to helping people who have nowhere to turn get answers.
Our results and our client testimonials speak to our commitment to justice.
When you or your loved ones are injured, you will be worried about how the bills will be paid. Workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to take away that worry.
When the system works well, workers’ compensation benefits provide injured workers with the kind of financial assistance and medical access that they desperately need.
When it does not work well, we invite you to call on us to challenge your employers and their large insurance companies.