Get The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
When employees are injured at work, many are forced off the job while treating their injuries. Missed work means lost wages, and large medical bills can make it difficult to pay the bills and support your family.
With offices in Bossier City-Shreveport and Monroe, our lawyers help injured workers throughout Northwest Louisiana file workers’ compensation claims and obtain the financial support they need to treat their injuries and move forward with their lives.
Maximizing Workers’ Comp Benefits
In Louisiana, injured workers must act fast to protect their rights. Under the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act (LWCA), workplace injuries must be reported within 30 days. Failure to report an injury within this timeline may result in delayed or denied benefits.
The LWCA provides benefits to workers who were injured on the job. Benefits include compensation for lost wages and medical expenses.
- Lost wages — If your injury takes you off the job for more than seven days, you are entitled to compensation for lost wages. While workers are typically reimbursed for two-thirds of their lost wages, the formula used to calculate the payout is complex and depends on numerous factors. Serious workplace injuries may require more extensive benefits.
- Medical expenses — Under the LWCA, injured employees have the right to receive medical treatment for their injuries and choose their own doctors, physical therapists and specialists. However, the amount of treatment covered can often become disputed. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we help clients get the medical treatments they need to fully recover from their injuries.
While state workers’ comp laws require employers to pay out benefits to injured workers, employers often look for the cheapest way to meet these requirements. It is in your best interests to hire an experienced attorney who understands the workers’ compensation system and knows how to work the system to ensure you get all of the benefits you are entitled to.
At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we stand up for our clients’ rights. Our attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of the LWCA and help our clients file claims that get them the benefits they need as quickly as possible.