What Benefits Am I Entitled to Receive from a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you become ill because of your employment or you are injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled to certain benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. You are entitled to receive medical care for your injury or illness, including surgery, physical therapy, medications, and medical equipment. The workers’ compensation insurance provider should pay the medical providers directly for reasonable and necessary expenses.
If you are unable to work because of your injury or illness, the insurance provider should pay wage benefits known as Temporary Total Disability (TTD). This weekly wage benefit is equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wages. Depending on the circumstances of your injury and recovery, you may also be entitled to other benefits including Supplemental Earnings Benefits, Permanent Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability.
It is crucial to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to ensure that you receive all benefits you are entitled to receive by law. Benefits other than your medical expenses and TTD benefits depend on several factors, including the impairment rating from your physician. Working with a Lafayette workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance provider or your employer.