An Experienced Advocate For Injured Workers And Their Families
Workplace accidents — especially construction accidents or industrial accidents — can cause some of the most serious or catastrophic injuries. Depending on the severity of your accident, you could be prevented from returning to work immediately or perhaps permanently. Without a steady income, you may be worried about how to care for your family, not to mention handle all your medical expenses.
Thankfully, workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide the financial stability needed to deal with your medical bills and financial concerns. At the law office of Brian D. Calvit, in Baton Rouge, we will help you seek maximum workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled to handle your expenses. Having tried such claims since 1981, attorney Brian Calvit has extensive understanding of the entire process.
Handling A Wide Variety Of Work-Related Injuries
Our Baton Rouge work injury lawyer handles all types of workplace injuries, including:
- Back and neck injuries, including herniated and slipped disks
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Shoulder and knee injuries
- Serious burns and injuries and illnesses caused by toxic exposure to chemicals
- Amputations/loss of limb
- Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel
Sometimes, a workplace accident may not directly result in a physical injury but instead aggravate a previous injury or pre-existing medical conditions. In such cases, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation. Our attorney can help you determine whether your case meets the criteria to make a claim for workers’ compensation.
Do Psychological Injuries Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?
In addition to physical injuries, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for those who cannot properly do their jobs due to psychological conditions such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Anxiety disorders caused by stressful work environments
Unlike physical impairments, mental injuries can be difficult to prove simply because they can be hard to diagnose, much less to prove they are the result of extraordinary stress at work. We will thoroughly investigate your circumstances and work with the appropriate psychological experts, if necessary, to protect your workers’ compensation rights.
Contact Our New Orleans Workplace Accident Lawyer
Whether you suffered a serious back injury or cannot work because of a work-related psychological condition, we have the experience and resources to help you. Contact our firm at 225-372-1541 today for a free initial consultation.