Category Archives: Workers Compensation

Our videos about workers compensation in Lafayette help to explain what a person should do after an on-the-job accident, and when to call a lawyer.

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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What is No Fault in Workers Compensation in Louisiana?

If are injured on the job, you are entitled to a third party claim. In workers compensation in Louisiana you cannot sue your employer for work injuries, you can’t sue your employer for an accident that you have on the job. This is called the exclusive remedy in Louisiana. You have a workers compensation claim, even if it’s your employers fault, but you can’t use fault as an issue. Fault doesn’t matter, it’s a no-fault system so you still have a valid workers compensation claim. Find out more in this video with Robert Martina. Video Transcription: If you get injured on the job, whether it’s your fault or not you have a claim in a tort claim or a third party claim, fault does come into play. Now, that brings up another topic about no-fault. In workers compensation in Louisiana there’s no fault but you also cannot sue your employer…
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