St. Mary Parish, LA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and help replace your wages for the time you missed or must miss from work. Filing for workers’ compensation benefits is different from filing a lawsuit in court. The most important difference is the fact that you do not have to prove negligence or fault on the part of your employer to receive benefits.
There are, however, many ways your company and its insurer may challenge your claim. It can often be an uphill battle to get the benefits you are entitled to by law. St. Mary Parish, LA workers’ compensation attorney Patrick Skiles is no stranger to the Louisiana workers’ compensation system, and he can help you when your claim is denied or if you are not receiving the appropriate level of benefits.
Get the Benefits You Deserve for Work Injuries
We frequently represent employees injured in workplace accidents in a number of settings, including construction sites and maritime injuries. Where workers’ compensation applies, the following may be available:
- Medical Expenses, Including Rehabilitation
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits
- Death Benefits For Surviving Family Members
The workers’ compensation system can seem like an alien world to workers who are unfamiliar with it. Mr. Skiles is very experienced and familiar with the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act including:
- Filing a Disputed Claim
- Filing Notice of Disagreement
- Summary Process For Suspension Of Benefits
- Your Right To Select Your Own Doctor
- Supplemental Earnings Benefits
- Death Benefits
- Penalties And Attorney’s Fees
An Experienced Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Employers and their insurance carriers have several ways to avoid paying benefits. They can claim that you were intoxicated or intentionally acted to cause your injury. They can claim that your injury was really a pre-existing condition or was not work-related. They may also claim you did not notify your employer or file your claim in time. Insurers make these claims to save money and avoid paying you the benefits you and your family are owed.
Getting advice and assistance from a workers’ compensation lawyer at the outset can help make sure your claim is filed properly and that you get a fair amount. Legal representation is essential if you need to fight objections from your employer or appeal a denial of your claim. If you were injured on the job in St. Mary Parish, along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, or beyond, contact Patrick Skiles, St. Mary Parish, LA workers’ compensation lawyer for help with your claim. We offer free consultations to all potential clients.