A common type of accident involving personal injury is an accident that occurs while at work. Special laws, rules and regulations, affect an individual when they are injured on the job. Different laws apply depending on how the party was injured, the type of work they were performing, where they were working, and who/what caused their injuries. An experienced attorney can help sort through this maze to make sure the right course of action is chosen. An experienced attorney can help the injured party secure prompt medical care and swift recovery of disability benefits.
The employer and their insurers will use various tools and professionals to help them limit their financial liability to an injured person. As a result, the employee often falls victim to overreaching employers and insurers attempting to reduce their liability at the expense of the injured worker.
An injured party’s right to recover may also be limited if the injury occurred on the job. Typically, an injured person doesn’t have the right to sue their employer for damages if the accident falls under the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act. Recovery is typically limited to medical expenses and disability benefits. However, depending on many different factors, you may have the right to recover personal injury damages against your employer or against third parties.
Occupational illnesses, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are also covered under the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act. An occupational illness can be just as devastating as a work related injury. Special laws apply for the recovery of benefits related to an occupational illness. An experienced attorney can help the ill worker determine if they have a compensable work related illness.