Lafayette Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured on the job, you need an attorney with specific experience in Workers’ Compensation law. On the job injuries carry special considerations because these types of injuries can cause you to lose the income that you need to support your family.
In the State of Louisiana, all companies must provide workers with Workers’ Compensation coverage for any worker injured on the job. There are different types of coverages available to employees for varying degrees of injury. The four categories that most cases fall into are:
• Temporary Total Disability – An injury that has rendered an employee totally unable to perform work duties for a temporary amount of time
• Temporary Partial Disability – An injury that has partially rendered an employee unable to perform certain functions of their job for a temporary amount of time
• Permanent Partial Disability – An injury that has partially rendered an employee unable to perform certain work duties permanently
• Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) – An injury that has rendered an employee totally and permanently unable to perform their work duties as they did before the injury.
No matter how small your injury may seem at the time, it is imperative that you get checked out by a physician. The window to report an injury is a critical component in receiving compensation from an on the job injury. Injuries or illnesses contracted in the work place must be reported within one year of the date that the injury or illness began, but it is always better to report all accidents and injuries immediately.
If you have been denied Workers’ Comp benefits, you need to call a Workers’ Compensation Attorney today. Matt McConnell is a Workers’ Comp attorney and has over 20 years of litigation experience that he regularly puts to work for his clients who have been injured at work. Call (337) 347-6404 today for a free consultation.