Getting The Workers’ Comp Benefits You Need After A Workplace Injury
On-the-job injuries are a painful reality for many American workers. Employees who have been injured in the scope of their employment (during or as a result of their job activities) may be eligible to receive financial benefits through workers’ compensation. Whether the person is a janitor, a casino worker, an auto assembly employee or an executive, we can assist in filing and defending a claim for compensation.
Traumatic Injuries On The Job
Sometimes a work-related injury is a sudden, traumatic accident requiring emergency care. In such cases, the employer is normally aware of the incident. Employees may have a false sense of security as human resource personnel or supervisors reassure them that Louisiana workers’ compensation will cover costs associated with broken bones, burn injuries or shoulder injuries. Regardless of any help your employer or an insurer has to offer, you can help yourself by getting medical attention first. Then call our law firm to help manage your claim and any necessary appeals.
Keep in mind that both employers and workers’ compensation insurers have a vital interest in containing costs. A workers’ compensation attorney can be a valuable ally. An injured worker often faces daunting challenges. William R. Long, Attorney at Law, can help you navigate the system as you cope with the aftermath of a traumatic injury on the job.
Occupational Diseases: Repetitive Stress, Toxic Exposure
Another category of workplace injuries is that of occupational diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel generally affects the upper extremities, including shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands. A few examples of occupations that put workers at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome are nursing, manufacturing and auto mechanic work.
Back pain is also a common outcome of repetitive stress occurring in jobs requiring frequent lifting of heavy loads. Legal help can be especially important for workers suffering from occupational diseases. Insurers often dispute that work activity was the primary cause of an injury such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disk.
Some occupational diseases come about through exposure to environmental hazards. Documenting these injuries to the satisfaction of a workers’ compensation carrier can also be a challenge. It is important to work with a lawyer who has secured benefits for occupational disease claims.
Contact A Louisiana Workplace Injury Attorney
Lawyer William R. Long can guide you through the process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits and pursuing any other avenues of relief, such as Social Security Disability (SSD) or a third-party liability claim. Once you are ready to work again, we can guide you in pursuit of vocational rehabilitation benefits if appropriate in your case.