When you become injured or ill while you are at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. This is true even if the injury or illness occurred outside of your normal job functions. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence. In fact, even if the injury was your fault, you may still be eligible for compensation.
The experienced attorneys at Guste, Barnett, Schlesinger & Alpaugh, L. L. P. help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. Our attorneys help employees seek payment for their workers’ comp claims, including:
We help you pursue any benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Accepting workers’ compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers’ compensation claim cannot. Our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers’ comp claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and whether you should also pursue a negligent third party.
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. We can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Louisiana workers’ compensation board.
From our New Orleans, Louisiana office, Guste, Barnett, Schlesinger & Alpaugh, L. L. P. helps workers throughout Louisiana file workers’ comp claims and appeal workers’ comp denials. To schedule a consultation with our dedicated attorneys, call us at 504-507-8982 or contact us online.