HURT ON THE JOB?
Louisiana Workers Compensation law can be confusing and frankly it seems unfair at times. You must be careful as to who treats you because sometimes the treating physician does not have your best interest at heart. Remember that some physicians rely on your employer for referrals and their loyalties may be an issue when an opinion is needed in your case. Please feel free to contact our office so that we can assist you in your case or even give you some basic advice. Insurance companies and employers will frequently try to deny and minimize the benefits paid out to employees who were injured on the job. They will often claim that the worker's injuries developed outside the realm of employment or that the injuries are less serious than they are claimed to be. To ensure that you are treated fairly in this situation and are offered the benefits you deserve, it is important to obtain legal counsel.
The process of recovering workers’ compensation benefits can be simplified with the help of an attorney. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, please call Brandon at 504.841.0014 or feel free to contact him via email at Brandon@venegas-law.com as you may need advice now to assist your case.
First, you need to report the injury to your employer. You need to tell your supervisor or manager that you had an injury and insist on filling out a written report. If you do not document the injury it will be harder to prove it later. Your employer should file an Employer Report of Injury or Illness form (LDOL 1007). Get medical attention the same day if possible. Your employer can request that their doctor evaluate you. You still have a right to choose your doctor for treatment.