Protecting Your Rights In Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you are injured at work, you are entitled to certain benefits under workers’ compensation. If a third party other than your employer or co-worker was at fault, you might have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Employers, insurance companies and third parties will not volunteer compensation — in many cases you have to fight for it.
The Townsley Law Firm in Lake Charles asserts the rights of injured workers in Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish and surrounding communities of Louisiana. Our experienced lawyers will make sure you get all entitled benefits under workers’ comp, and we will pursue any additional claims against third parties.
Every Line Of Work, Any Type Of Accident
Our workplace injuries attorneys have represented employees in every line of work: petrochemical plants, factories and warehouses, construction work, commercial drivers, health care workers and even office workers. We also have experience with the special rights and benefits of maritime and offshore workers injured on the job.
We handle all types of workplace accidents and injuries:
- Back injuries and neck injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Falls from ladders or heights
- Machinery and equipment injuries
- Vehicle accidents on duty
- Crane or forklift accidents
- Electrical shock
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical spills or toxic exposures
Maximizing Your Compensation For Work-Related Injury
Workers’ compensation provides no-fault benefits for work-related accidents and ailments, including medical coverage and wage replacement. It also pays compensation for permanent disability or loss-of-use injuries. Our attorneys can intervene if your claim is denied or your benefits are calculated incorrectly. We can also negotiate lump sum settlements for disability.
Construction accidents and industrial accidents often trace to the negligence of other parties — subcontractors on the same site, manufacturers of defective machines or equipment, property owners or management firms that created hazards. Our legal team has a long record of notable outcomes in personal injury and wrongful death claims. We aggressively pursue damages not necessarily covered by workers’ comp, such as projected earnings, future medical care and damages for pain and suffering.
We Can Help You Determine Benefits
Let us determine if you have third-party claims above and beyond your employer-paid benefits. Call our Lake Charles workplace accidents and injuries attorneys at 337-377-0584 or 800-216-6808 or reach us online.
|We Are Here To Secure Your Money, Not Take It Away
Some lawyers take on workers’ compensation cases and then extract the statutory fee of 20 percent from each benefit check. We do not do that to clients — workers’ comp only pays two-thirds of your regular wages and you can’t afford to give away a big chunk. We get paid only if the judge awards attorney fees in a disability settlement or in an amount above and beyond your weekly benefits.