Workers' Compensation

Read time: 5 minutes TL;DR Workers’ compensation is an insurance program employers are required to have that provides financial assistance to employees who sustain work-related injuries. If you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive pay for work you have not been able to perform, as well as for any medical bills incurred during…

Louisiana Employment Law 101

Read Time: 6 minutes TL;DR You are protected against discrimination and harassment through the entire employment process, from hiring to firing. OSHA demands that employers in every state keep their workplaces safe and free of known hazards. Employers are required to pay their employees the highest applicable minimum wage, whether it is set by federal,…

Compensation Doctor

Read Time: 2.5 minutes TL;DR Although your employer or insurance provider may recommend a treating physician for your workers’ compensation case, you have the right to and should choose your own doctor. Always check that the doctor you choose is willing to treat work-related injuries. Choose a physician that specializes in treating your type of…

Hurt Offshore

Read Time 5 minutes TL;DR   No matter where you are in the claims process, it’s important to speak with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to help evaluate and negotiate your claim settlement. The length and extent of benefits will depend on whether your injuries cause a temporary or permanent disability, in addition to whether…

Ergonomics

Read Time: 4.5 minutes TL;DR Workplace injuries have the potential to occur in any industry, regardless of whether physically intensive tasks are involved in your work duties or not. OSHA states that work-related musculoskeletal problems have become the leading cause of pain, suffering and disability in American workplaces. Ergonomics are defined as as, “The science…

Winter Work Safety

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR Even in Louisiana the temperatures can drop to near freezing levels, which can present a number of hazards while you’re working in the cold. Each person’s body reacts differently to difficult weather conditions, but some of the most common early symptoms of an adverse reaction to cold weather are fatigue,…

Personal Protective Equipment

Read Time: 4 minutes TL;DR Personal protective equipment (PPE) is there to ensure your safety for any incident that can occur at your job site. Although there are several different pieces of PPE for different areas of work, some common pieces of PPE include hard hats, high-visibility clothing, skin and hand protection, eye protection, hearing…

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Read Time: 2.75 minutes TL;DR Vocational rehabilitation services are included in workers’ compensation claims in order to help injured workers return to gainful employment as soon as possible. Some injuries prevent employees from returning to their previous position. In these cases, vocational rehabilitation services will help to acclimate the injured party for a new position…

Workers' Compensation

Read Time: 4 minutes TL;DR If a claim has been accepted, that means the employer’s insurance company has agreed that the illness or injury is covered by a workers’ compensation claim. If an injury prevents you from performing your previous duties, but a doctor says that you can still perform other work, your employer may…

Workers Compensation advice

Read Time: 3.5 minutes TL;DR The benefits received from workers’ compensation depend on the severity of the injuries sustained, as well as the proceeding recovery period. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are minimal benefits provided if you have sustained serious injuries that resulted in disfigurement, even if you did not miss work. If you earn…

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