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.

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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 medical treatment and sometimes it could be lifelong medical treatment, but you are entitled to those benefits. But sometimes the layman or the client does not know what they’re entitled to. It’s a legal question, and sometimes an attorney can get that for them, rather than them on their own. But, yes amputations and loss of limbs are covered of the Workers Compensation Act. But that all goes along with indemnity benefits and medical treatment, and medical feature medical expenses primarily, you want your claim to run smoothly, and make sure you’re getting everything you’re entitled to. It’s tricky, workers compensation is a special section in the law in Louisiana and most states where most people don’t know what they’re entitled to or what their future benefits may be. So you need help with an attorney to get your claim running smoothly, but for peace of mind knowing that your claim is running smoothly but also to make sure that you get everything you’re entitled to. For more information on workers compensation claims go to GallowayJefcoat.com

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