Workers’ Compensation

It’s not always in the best interests of employers or insurance companies to tell their injured employees what they need to know about their rights, so workers need someone on their side to protect their compensation rights. If you have had an accident at work or have an occupational illness, you may have a workers' compensation claim.

 

Does My Injury Qualify for Workers' Comp?

If you have had an accident at work or have an occupational disease, you may very well have a workers' compensation claim.

  • Were you injured at work?
  • Did the injury occur in the course and scope of your employment?
  • Does your injury require medical treatment?
  • Has your doctor restricted your ability to work?

If the answer is yes to some or all of these questions, you may deserve workers' compensation. The attorneys at Blackwell & Associates have extensive experience in helping workers who are suffering from these injuries, including physical and mental job-related injuries.

 

Know Your Rights

If you have been injured at work, you deserve to be compensated fairly. Your employer or their insurance company is required to pay for:

  • Medical attention from a specialist if necessary
  • Medical treatment and prescription medication
  • Travel expenses going to and from the doctor and pharmacy
  • Weekly wages during the time you are unable to work

If your employer is refusing to pay for these items, they may be in violation of the law. There are also illegal actions some employers take that could provide grounds for you to file a claim:

  • Firing you for filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Forcing you to go back to work when your doctors say you are unable to work
  • Forcing you to only see the company doctor
  • Refusing to pay for recommended medical treatment or prescription medicines
Protecting Your Rights

The attorneys Blackwell & Associates are dedicated to helping you get the benefits you are entitled to by law. You will have our full attention for your case, and you won't pay us anything unless we win.


Don't give up if your claim has been denied. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation. We may need to file a claim with the Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation. It is important that we act quickly — there is a limited time frame in which claims can be filed.


If the employer or insurance company acts unreasonably, we will request that the court order them to pay penalties and/or attorney's fees.

 

Because Blackwell & Associates works on a contingency fee basis, there's no risk in filing a claim. You will only pay us if we recover money for you.