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Dealing with a workers' compensation vocational rehab dispute

Louisiana workers who suffer workplace injuries or conditions due to their employment will often not have severe enough issues that they can never work again. However, they might not be able to get back to the same work they did before. This is when vocational rehabilitation is necessary. There are certain laws for counseling with vocational rehabilitation and this should be understood as the worker takes part in the available programs.

The right approach after workplace injuries on oil rigs

Working in the oil industry and on oil rigs is a common way for Louisiana residents to earn a living. While they are proud of the work and take care to do it safely, there is no denying how dangerous it can be. This was evidenced with a recent incident in which there was an explosion leading to injuries and fatality. People who work on tankers, oil rigs and platforms are notoriously vulnerable to suffering workplace injuries. A concern that many should have is what they would do if they are hurt and unable to work for a time, if not forever. This is when it is vital to think about workers' compensation benefits.

Workplace accident on oil rig injures seven, with one man missing

Some jobs in Louisiana can be risky for workers and an accident can result in severe injuries and even death. Those who work in these types of jobs will rarely complain about them and can put aside the dangers they are confronted with on a regular basis. However, that does not mean that they or their families can forget about it entirely. This comes to the forefront when there is a workplace accident and workers suffer injuries and death. Knowing the process to receive workers' compensation becomes vital when there are lost wages and medical expenses to consider.

Unusual workplace accident sends construction worker to ICU

Workplace accidents in Louisiana can vary in myriad ways. Even a workplace accident that sounds difficult to believe really happened can lead to significant injuries and even fatalities. Those who are hurt on the job will often face many different issues after the fact. This is when workers' compensation is vital to provide medical coverage, income and compensation for the short and, if necessary, long-term. Having legal assistance in these matters is often imperative to get all workers' compensation benefits a person is entitled to.

Worker killed in construction site accident

Construction is a prominent source of employment in Louisiana and there are many benefits to it. People who work in the industry take pride in their jobs and contribute a great deal to the state. However, that does not eliminate the reality that there is a litany of risks that go along with the work. Heavy machinery, large tools, working at great heights and with large vehicles places workers and passersby in jeopardy. If there is an accident at a construction site, there can be severe injuries and death. Those who have been hurt or suffered the loss of a loved one should be aware of how to file a workers' compensation claim.

Understanding how medical expenses are paid after a work injury

Louisiana workers who suffer workplace injuries or illnesses might have questions and concerns as to how the medical expenses will be covered through workers' compensation. There are certain facts that people need to know as they are receiving medical care for their issues. Some are important to the worker in the initial stages. Others are more in-depth and are related to forms that must be filled out before payments are made.

Legal help after a workplace neck or back injury

Louisiana workers who suffer a neck or back injury because of their job will quickly learn how debilitating these injuries can be. The neck and back are involved in so many different movements and activities, that simply getting up in the morning can be an exercise in endless pain. Working can be difficult if not outright impossible. For those who are suffering from these injuries, workers' compensation benefits can be a lifeline, providing payments for lost time at work and medical care. However, getting these workers' compensation benefits can sometimes be problematic, leading workers to seek the assistance of an attorney.

Workplace accident with explosion burns two oil and gas workers

Certain jobs in Louisiana are more dangerous than others. When there is an injury, illness or condition suffered as a result of the work that a person does, workers' compensation can be a figurative life-saver. After the incident in which the injuries are suffered or the condition manifests itself, it is imperative that the worker and his or her family take steps to get their benefits. If there is a problem, having legal help is also important.

Can I get workers' compensation for occupational disease?

When Louisiana workers are injured on the job with a clear physical injury such as broken bones, lacerations, back injuries and more, the problem is often clear to the naked eye. Other issues are less obvious. For example, workers who are seeking workers' compensation might not even be aware that in some cases they can be approved for benefits for occupational disease. Understanding the law is essential before applying. If a worker is injured or dies because of occupational disease, it will be viewed in the same way as if there was a personal injury.

Important points about workers' compensation medical services

Louisiana workers who suffer workplace injuries or have a medical issue due to the type of work that they do will undoubtedly understand their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. When receiving medical treatment, however, there is frequently a gap between knowing that they can get it and what kind of treatment they are entitled to. Such factors as doctor selection, a disagreement between medical professionals regarding the condition, medical bills and anything else that comes up can cause fear and worry when the worker should be thinking about getting well. Having a grasp of these issues is important.

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