Although some lines of work are inherently more dangerous than others, accidents can happen to all kinds of workers, in all kinds of workplaces. Louisiana's workers' compensation system is designed to help injured workers and their families in many types of work and many types of workplaces.
One of the most frequently asked questions about Louisiana's workers' compensation system is "Can I choose my own doctor?" The answer is generally yes, but there are some important limitations.
The tragic collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans recently has renewed attention on the hazards faced by workers every day in Louisiana's construction industry.
The Supreme Court of Louisiana recently ruled in favor of an injured worker in a case that illustrates some important points in the state's workers' compensation law.
Louisiana's workers' compensation system is designed to help workers get the medical treatment they need after they are injured on the job, and to help them cope with the loss of income they experience while they are recovering and unable to return to work. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy for injured workers to get through the system and get the benefits they need in a timely manner.
The Louisiana workers' compensation system provides benefits for workers after they have been injured on the job, so that they can pay for their medical care and have income while they are recovering.
When an injured worker or the family of a deceased worker files a workers' compensation claim with the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation or any other workers' compensation insurance carrier in Louisiana, they encounter certain terms that they may not have been familiar with earlier. However, it is important to understand those terms thoroughly in order to make sure that their claim is paid accurately. Some of the most common of those terms (or initialisms) are "AWW," "compensation for TTD" and "SEB."
For a worker who is injured on the job, benefits received under the state's workers' compensation program are a vital source of financial support, not only for that injured worker but also for the worker's family. According to the current laws in Louisiana, an injured worker, or the family of a worker who was killed on the job, is entitled to certain benefits under Louisiana's workers' compensation program.
When workers are injured on the job and they must discuss recovering workers' compensation benefits from their employer. However, there are some cases where a third party is involved.
Accidents can happen in all kinds of workplaces, and they can lead to all kinds of injuries. Many workers may not know that the Louisiana workers' compensation system can provide benefits for mental as well as physical injuries that happen in the course of the worker's employment.