In general, you may file a workers compensation claim for any work-related injury or illness, including those that occur gradually over time. For example, you may be able to file a claim if you develop carpal tunnel syndrome after several years. In this video, attorney Robert Martina explains how you can get workers comp for a repetitive motion injury.
A repetitive motion would be maybe an occupational disease. Or carpal tunnel. Or something like that. Even a cut on your finger is compensable under workers compensation laws. But, if you have a cut on your finger, you may not be disabled from working. So, you might not be entitled to indemnity benefits, but you’d be entitled to medical benefits or medical treatment. Speaking of that, if you have amputations. Or parts of your body are permanently injured. Or if your fingers cut off. Your arms cut off in an accident—there’s scheduled rates for those injuries within the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act. So, that’s another reason why you probably need an attorney, if you have a serious injury like that. But, even minor injuries, sometimes you’re unable to work. And you’re off work for weeks if not months at a time. So, you need an attorney to get your claim running smoothly, to make sure you get everything you’re entitled to. Because otherwise you might not know what you’re entitled to. You might not know whether or not your claim is running smoothly. And you’ll surely not be able to settle the claim on your own, without an attorney that knows workers compensation laws and has done it with these insurance companies before. For more information on workers compensation claims, go to www.GallowayJefcoat.com.