Lawyer With Extensive Understanding Of Workers’ Compensation In Louisiana
When you work with the law firm of Brian D. Calvit, we will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled under Louisiana state law. Our Baton Rouge workers’ comp attorney has represented injured workers since 1981, and he will help you navigate the complexities of the workers’ compensation process and fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
What You Are Entitled To In Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, individuals who suffer serious workplace illness and injuries are entitled to:
- Medical expense reimbursement to handle hospital bills, rehabilitation and prescription medications
- Wage loss compensation during recovery
- Disability benefits if your injury results in either temporary or permanent disability
These benefits are provided through your employer’s self-insurance or its insurance carrier, which all employers are required to carry by law. Additionally, you are entitled to choose your own physician for treatment, a right that not many workers are aware of.
Our firm has access to resources to assist you. We can provide referrals to doctors and medical specialists appropriate for your condition and work with them to build your claim.
What If My Claim Is Denied?
Insurance companies deny claims for a variety of reasons, but that does not necessarily mean your claim is invalid. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we can help you:
- File an appeal with Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) and the relevant administrative court in your jurisdiction
- Review your medical records and assess the need for an independent medical evaluation, if appropriate to build a strong defense on your behalf
- Participate in mediation or arbitration to resolve your case
Most claims can be settled successfully without litigation. However, we are fully prepared to defend your interests in court if it becomes necessary to obtain the benefits you need.
Depending upon the circumstances of your case, we may also be able to seek additional compensation for wrongful denial, nonpayment or delayed benefit payments due to insurance bad faith or negligence.
Other Personal Injury Claims We Handle
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to file an independent personal injury claim against a negligent third party who may have been responsible for your accident. This individual or entity must be completely separate from your employer. We will help you determine if your case involves any third-party liability claims.
We also represent victims and families dealing with general personal injury claims arising from industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective product injuries and premises liability.
Contact Our New Orleans Work Accident Lawyer
You may think the assistance of a skilled attorney is not worth the cost. However, we handle all claims on a contingency basis, sometimes known as “no win, no fee.” Contact our firm at 225-372-1541 toll free or 225-926-2222 local for a free initial consultation today.