Baton Rouge Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Were you injured at work? Has your boss told you everything will be okay, but encouraged you to not file a workers’ compensation claim? Has your condition only worsened? We have too often seen this scenario played out, with the result that an injured worker is left with no proof that an injury ever occurred in the workplace.
The Tadda Law Firm is a personal injury and workers’ comp firm committed to helping clients recover financially for injuries received on the job. If you have been injured at work, contact us to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorneys. Call today: 225-756-0007.
What to Do if You Have Been in a Work Accident
- Go see a doctor. Even if your boss tells you that you are all right and simply need to take off a couple days, it is important to have a physician examine you in case your condition worsens. Make sure you tell your doctor that the incident leading to the injury took place at work. You are entitled to see your family doctor.
- Fill out an accident report. If possible, take pictures of the accident scene with a cell phone camera and ask witnesses to make statements.
- Contact The Tadda Law Firm.
Addressing Workers’ Compensation Issues Effectively
We have experience handling workers’ compensation issues for clients throughout Louisiana. We have seen neck and back injuries, as well as knee and shoulder injuries result from slip-and-falls, industrial accidents, offshore incidents, chemical plant and construction site accidents.
We also assist clients in receiving temporary and permanent disability as well as compensation for vocational rehabilitation in cases where workers can no longer perform their usual tasks. In addition to Social Security Disability, we can also address how your workers’ comp claim will affect your Medicare or other benefits.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Your workers’ comp benefits will include two-thirds of your average weekly wage (subject to a maximum amount). Benefits are due on the fourteenth day after you injury. No wage benefits are due for the first seven days, but if the injury keeps you out of work for over two weeks, you will get your first week’s wages after this time. Everyone’s situation is different. To understand what benefits you may be eligible for, seek out the assistance of a lawyer at our firm
Many of our clients prefer lump-sum settlements to payments over several years. We work to help people get their extended benefits in one payment so they can better control their finances.
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, contact The Tadda Law Firm immediately. We are happy to answer your questions. We are always available by telephone — you can even call after-hours and on weekends. If we are unavailable, leave a message. We promptly return all calls. Call us: (225) 756-0007.