When to seek help after acquiring a work-related injury

| Feb 22, 2017 | Workplace Injuries |

Louisiana occupations which require a lot of manual labor pose risks for workers to be injured. These injuries can happen instantly and may cause extensive damage. You may think that you’re able to work through the weakness or pain, but if left untreated you might have to deal with long term disability.

In most instances, you will be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may not be familiar with how the claim process works and the type of benefits that are available. The first step in applying for workers’ compensation is to notify your manager and human resources department about the situation.

Workers’ compensation does not only cover full-time employees. Under state workers’ compensation law, employees of all work statuses except volunteers are generally covered. There is a strict time period within which the claim has to be filed, and we work with our injured clients to ensure that the deadline is complied with and that all necessary documentation is included.

If your claim is denied, you can speak with a workers’ compensation insurance representative to find out what if any details are missing or what qualifications need to met. If your claim is still denied, we can advocate on your behalf during a subsequent appeals hearing. The law protects employees with the right to access medical care that is needed to make a successful recovery. If you need to obtain more information about how we might be able to secure appropriate benefits for your workplace accident injuries, you are invited to visit our page on the subject.