If you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, regardless of fault, you have certain guaranteed rights, like the right to emergency medical treatment and the right to choose your own physician. In addition, your employer is required to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment, and provide you with 66 and 2/3% of your average weekly wage for every week that you are unable to work. These benefits are guaranteed by Louisiana law, and absent cases of fraud, must be provided within strict time limitations. Despite the guarantees afforded to you by law, these rights are often ignored by your employer.
Employers and their insurance companies constantly seek to limit their financial exposure by denying your necessary medical treatment, rushing you back to work before you are physically able, and providing “low-ball” settlement offers. Protect yourself in these circumstances by calling our office, and we will ensure that your rights are asserted within the time limits required by law. After you receive the treatment you deserve and are able to return to work, we will negotiate a proper settlement with your employer or their insurance company.
You cannot be terminated for exercising your rights under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation laws, and any negative action by your employer could subject them to a law suit for retaliatory discharge.