Counseling employees who have been injured at work
In Louisiana, worker’s compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides compensation for medical costs and lost income to employees who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses.
Louisiana provides important benefits to some injured workers
Not all companies subscribe to worker’s compensation insurance. If you are injured while working for a non-subscriber, you may have legal options under Louisiana personal injury law. If you are hurt or fall ill while working for a company that is insured, you may be entitled to:
- Income benefits — Through the program, you may receive supplemental income to replace wages lost during your job-related injury or illness.
- Medical benefits — Louisiana workers comp insurance pays for necessary medical treatment after a work-related injury or illness.
- Burial benefits — The funeral expenses of a family member killed on the job may be reimbursed under this program.
- Death benefits — The family of someone who dies as a result of a work-related injury or illness may receive compensation for lost family income.
If you have been injured at work or contracted a job-related illness, you should consult a lawyer who can guide you through the process of obtaining compensation. Attorney James Zito is experienced in all phases of the Louisiana worker’s compensation process. Contact Mr. Zito today at (225) 201-0520.