When people suffer from on-the-job injuries, they often have questions about their rights. Most people know they are entitled to some form of compensation, but they do not know what they need to do to receive their money. Whether you were injured in an offshore accident, working in construction or operating machinery in a factory, an experienced Lafayette workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Brandt & Sherman, LLP, our Lafayette personal injury attorneys protect the rights of injured workers. If you were injured at work, one of the most important things to do is contact a doctor. Although your employer may recommend a physician, your company and/or their insurance company does not have the right to choose your treating physician. Medical treatment from the physician of your choosing is your right.
Compensation Available in Workers’ Compensation Cases
When people are injured, one of the biggest questions they have is with regard to the compensation they will receive. Unlike other personal injury cases, a person who is filing a workers’ compensation claim cannot receive compensation for pain and suffering. However, what you may receive includes compensation for:
- Your choice of physician
- Medical care
- Disability Income
While you are injured, you can receive temporary total disability pay, which is 66 percent of your gross wages calculated based on your last four paychecks. If you were working and being paid for overtime, your disability pay will reflect that. Unfortunately, if you were sick or took unpaid time off work, your 66 percent pay will also reflect that. It is important to ensure that you are receiving the disability compensation you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Lafayette Work Injury Attorney
If you were injured while you were working and need an experienced injury or Lafayette accident lawyer to help you receive the compensation you deserve, contact our firm. contact us via online or by calling 337-326-4315 and offer free initial consultations.