A Closer Look
Honest, Straightforward Legal Advocacy For Injured Workers Throughout Louisiana
Workers’ Compensation Advocacy
Types Of Workplace Injuries
Workers’ Compensation Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Social Security Disability Representation
On The Level With You From Day One
When you are suffering from injuries, you need straight talk from those around you. You need honest assessments about your healing process from your doctor and you need truth from your support team, including your lawyer. For two decades, I have been providing injured workers with clear evaluations of the likelihood of success of their claims, even when the truth is hard.
Drawing from valuable experience working for law firms on the other side of the issue, I have helped workers navigate through the complicated workers’ compensation system to get the full financial benefits provided by the law. Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may qualify for temporary partial disability benefits and temporary or permanent total disability in the amount of 66% of your wages for up to 520 weeks. Louisiana’s workers’ compensation covers a full range of physical injuries and several types of mental suffering.
Your employer may be exempt from workers’ compensation requirements. If you are an employee working for a private residence, farm or a nonprofit organization, or are a miner, real estate broker, musician or performer, you may have to seek remedies in court for your injuries. Longshoremen, seamen, cruise industry workers may qualify for compensation through the Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Jones Act, or the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.
Workers’ Compensation Requirements
Most Louisiana employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay for your medical expenses when you are injured at work. You also have a right to permanent or temporary disability benefits until you can safely get back to your job. In exchange for these benefits, you cannot bring a lawsuit against your employer for your workplace injuries, and your employer cannot sue you.
There are time restrictions to file a claim and there are financial limits for workers’ compensation benefits. You will need to give your employer the notice of your injury within 30 days from the date of your injury. If you do not give the notice, you may not be able to collect financial compensation. Your employer’s insurance company must make workers’ compensation benefits payments within one year of your accident at work. The workers’ compensation system and the various exemptions in Louisiana can be difficult to navigate on your own without the help of an experienced advocate.
Your employer may be exempt from workers’ compensation requirements. If you are an employee working for a private residence, farm or nonprofit organization, or if you are a miner, real estate broker, musician or performer, you may have to seek remedies in court for your injuries. Longshoremen, seamen and cruise industry workers may qualify for compensation through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Jones Act or the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.
When Results Matter To You, Contact Me For A Free Consultation
I help the state’s labor force in a wide range of industries, including oil rigging, home health, education, research, manufacturing, restaurants, construction, public order and safety. My clients also include police officers, firefighters, executives and workers in waste management, administration, financial and medical fields. I help clients understand what the workers’ compensation rules are, what their options are and what’s going to happen in their case. I promptly answer questions in 100% plain language.
I Do Not Settle Cases Just To Settle Them
I am familiar with the interplay between workers’ compensation claims and Social Security Disability benefits and other disability and retirement plans. If you do not have a lawyer who knows how these interact, you are asking for trouble because one can do things in one claim that negatively affect what happens in the other. Other lawyers frequently seek me out to discuss the issues they are handling. Some will even turn over the handling of the matter to me to ensure that it is handled correctly.
Clips Of Client Testimonials
Brad did a great job representing me.
He took on a very large worldwide company and didn’t back down.
I didn’t feel alone in a rowboat in the ocean without an oar.
He was very knowledgeable and was able to get me the medical treatment that I needed.
When you call, you will speak to me. When you hire the The Price Law Firm, you will get Brad Price as your attorney.