No matter where you work, you could be injured on-the-job. Factory workers, construction workers, and other employees that work with heavy machinery may be especially at-risk for injury. In light of these risks, Louisiana employers should have workers’ compensation insurance to provide injured employees with benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability compensation. In exchange for these benefits, workers are generally not permitted to file suit against their employer for their injury.
The process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be complicated. Many workers find that their claim is disputed or denied entirely. Claims are denied for a variety of reasons. Many claims are denied because insurers find that the claim was not filed in a timely fashion or that the medical treatment received was not necessary. Without workers’ compensation, many people find it difficult to financially support themselves while they recover from an injury.
The attorneys at Townsley Law Firm are here to make sure that injured workers have the strongest chance possible under the circumstances to recover the workers’ compensation they deserve. An experienced attorney can help an injured worker notify his or her employer of the accident and file a claim for benefits on time and as soon as possible after the accident.
If you were hurt in a workplace accident and your claim is disputed, your attorney can help you gather evidence proving that your medical treatments were in fact necessary and ask the Courts to order the insurer to cover the costs of your treatment if they refuse to pay. If your claim is denied, you and your attorney can appeal the decision for another chance at benefits. Although obtaining the assistance of a qualified legal professional is not necessary to proceed on a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, it may prove beneficial, leading to the recovery of compensation that one desperately needs post-accident.