Q Help! These bills are adding up quickly for my injury. I know that my employer’s insurance company has promised a good settlement but I don’t know what they cover. What am I eligible to receive in Louisiana workers’ compensation?
When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana. Your employer’s insurance company provides these benefits to you. A workers’ compensation case is strictly between your employer and you, and there are a variety of types of compensation you are eligible to receive.
- Medical costs. Your employer’s insurance company should provide you with a settlement that covers the entire cost of your medical bills. In many cases, the costs of your medical bills may not be known until you receive a full and complete diagnosis of your injuries and a treatment plan. For this reason, you may not know the full cost of your medical bills until months after the accident.
- Lost wages. You will likely have to miss some work due to your injuries. When you do, you lose out on the income you need to support your family. Under workers’ compensation, you are entitled to a portion of the wages you lose.
- Disability. Some workplace accidents are so severe that they leave you to unable to work. Whether you have a full or partial disability, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits from your employer.
Understanding the types of benefits available to you under workers’ compensation laws in Louisiana can be difficult. If you are unsure of what your worker’s compensation settlement should cover, it is important to work closely with a Lake Charles workers’ compensation attorney. With the help of an attorney, you can get a better understanding of what you should have covered so that you do not receive less than you deserve. Call us today at 877-296-7805 to learn more about how we can help with your workers’ compensation claim.