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Check out our attorney videos from the Lafayette, Louisiana law firm of Galloway Jefcoat for information on car and truck accidents, personal injury and immigration.

What Are Death Benefits Under the Workers Compensation Act in Louisiana?

Death Benefits can depend on who gets the benefits as addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. Sometimes the spouse gets the benefits, or the children and the spouse, every situation is different. Death benefits are part of the workers compensation Act of Louisiana, and with each being different you have to address each case and determine who gets the benefits. That’s why it’s important to consult with an attorney who knows the specialties in the law of Louisiana. An attorney can help protect your rights and your remedies that you’re offered. Video Transcription: In death cases or accidents which result in death on the job, that isn’t also addressed in the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. But it’s something called death benefits, but it’s not that clear, it’s not that simple, it depends on who gets the benefits. Sometimes if it’s, there’s only a spouse and no children the spouse…
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Are Amputations Covered Under the Workers Compensation Act?

Amputations and loss of limbs are covered under the Workers Compensation Act. Certain situations are all addressed in Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, where you’re entitled to an award based on a schedule. It’s important to hire a lawyer because sometimes the client may not know what they’re entitled to. An attorney has the knowledge to answer legal questions, that the layman may not know. Workers compensation can be tricky since it’s a special section in the law in Louisiana. Talk to an attorney to answer any if your legal questions at (337) 984-8020. Video Transcription: In certain cases, where there’s amputations, loss of a finger, loss of a limb, perhaps loss of an arm, or a leg, or an eye, or loss of hearing. Those certain situations are all addressed in Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, where you’re entitled to an award based on a schedule. Now that’s in addition to…
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How Do Attorney’s Fees Work in Louisiana?

Attorney’s fees, in Louisiana, when it comes to workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In this video attorney Robert Martina goes into detail the differences in percentage when it comes to personal injury and workers compensation claims. When working with an attorney they can help you navigate through the tricky parts like with workers compensation cases and the amounts you can recover. Rather than do the work yourself it’s important to hire an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to make sure your claim runs smoothly. Video Transcription: In Louisiana, attorneys fees in workers compensation cases are different than tort cases or personal injury cases. In tort or personal injury cases it’s a straight, usually it’s a straight 1/3 or 33 and 1/3 percent of any recovery made. In workers compensation it’s completely different. It’s a statutory rate, is 20% of all amounts…
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