The State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act, created Workers’ Compensation as the legal remedy and safeguard afforded to an employee who is injured or becomes ill in the course and scope of his employment. Employers are required by law to be prepared to pay workers’ compensation benefits to an employee provided that the injury and/or the illness arises in the course and scope of the employee’s employment. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workers’ compensation expenses. There are few exceptions to these requirements.
An employee may be entitled to payment for medical treatment, indemnity (wage) benefits, and even death benefits among others. Our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine what benefits you may be entitled to.