Louisiana workers are protected by various state and federal workers’ safety laws intended to keep workplaces safe and free from hazards. If you work in Louisiana and were injured on the job, you may apply for workers’ compensation, which employers are required to provide under state law.
At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., in Gretna, Louisiana, we assist injured workers in New Orleans and across Louisiana in all matters relating to workplace accidents and injury compensation. If you were injured on the job, our experienced New Orleans workers’ compensation lawyers can help you to apply for workers’ comp and meet all of its requirements, so you can receive the full amount of compensation you are due.
Although the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation administers workers’ compensation claims, it does not pay benefits. Rather, your employer — or if you are self-employed, your workers’ compensation insurance carrier — is responsible for paying the benefits.
If you were injured on the job, workers’ compensation in many cases should cover your injury-related medical bills and your lost wages until you can return to work. It also covers rehabilitation services. If you die, it pays certain benefits to your survivors.
We can also help you if a third party that is not your employer injured you while you were on the job. Such damages are not covered by workers’ compensation, but can be recovered through a personal injury lawsuit. These parties can include negligent property owners, contractors and subcontractors, each of which may be partly or fully responsible for a worker’s injuries and damages.
As part of our investigation into your case, Our New Orleans workers’ compensation attorneys can identify negligent parties and determine the degree to which each party is liable. We consider it our mission to hold each negligent party accountable for paying its share of your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses and other costs resulting from your injuries.
Contact our personal injury law firm, and we can evaluate your circumstances and explain your options for workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We can also represent you in any administrative hearings if an employer disputes your workers’ compensation claim, as well as in a lawsuit seeking damages against a third party. We are tough negotiators and tenacious courtroom litigators.
The Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., has the experience and knowledge to help you obtain the compensation you need. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with a New Orleans workers’ compensation attorney, call us today at (504) 500-5000 or feel free to contact us online.
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