Workers’ compensation law in Louisiana entitles workers who are injured on the job to compensation for lost wages. Those benefits are called indemnity wage benefits, and our law firm, Workers’ Compensation LLC, helps individuals claim their indemnity wage benefits here in Louisiana.
The law covers you if you were mentally or physically injured from an accident or occupational disease. The mental injury has to be the result of a physical injury or due to sudden, unexpected stress. An occupational disease is an illness that occurred due to your work.
The exact amount of your compensation depends on the type of injury, your wages, and whether you are still able to do any work.
Workers’ compensation indemnity wage benefits fall into a few categories:
Your compensation is determined by your average weekly earnings. For permanent total disability, temporary total disability, and temporary partial disability, you earn 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wages.
Permanent partial disability works a bit differently. It’s based on the type of injury that occurred. For the loss of an arm, for example, you would receive 66 2/3 of your average weekly earnings for 200 weeks.
Supplemental earnings benefits assist you in bringing up your level of wages if you’re not earning as much due to your injury. Supplemental earnings benefits will pay an amount that will bring you up to earning 66 2/3 percent of your previous wages.
Regardless of the type of benefits you’re entitled to, we’re here to help. Our attorneys will assist you to get your permanent total disability (PTD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) Louisiana benefits.
We are the workers’ compensation attorneys who workers can trust. The process of getting your workers’ compensation claim approved can be complicated and overwhelming. You don’t have to do it alone. Rest assured, every step of the process will be fully explained to you to keep you in the loop.
We want you to be comfortable and confident throughout the claims process. Our staff and our attorneys establish strong communication with our clients and keep them up-to-date with everything case-related. If you have questions regarding benefits such as Louisiana medical benefits and others, we’re here to answer them.