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Metairie's Best Workers' Compensation Attorney

On the job injuries are scary. There’s no way to know if they’ll happen, how serious they’ll be, or if you’ll be able to work after the injury occurs. The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux’s workers’ compensation attorneys stands ready to help injured workers in Metairie. You can focus on getting better and we’ll focus on getting you through the workers’ compensation process. If you were hurt while on the job, call our Metairie location at 337-989-1212 to schedule your free initial consultation.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

According to a team of experienced worker compensation lawyers, workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that most employers are required to have by law. It is available to you at no cost. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to help take care of you while you recover from your injury.

This type of compensation may provide several benefits for injured workers. However, it’s important for you to know that an injured worker may not receive every benefit provided. The most common benefits include payment for medical expenses (including hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, medication, and physical therapy), partial payment of lost wages, temporary disability, and vocational training.

Workers’ compensation is also available to workers who are made sick because of their job environment or job duties, and seeking assistance from a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer can help navigate these claims effectively.

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The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux is here to help when you need us most. Our workers’ compensation lawyer knows that dealing with a work injury and workers’ compensation can be challenging and stressful, which is why we make ourselves available to you 24/7, and even on the holidays. We say, “In Pain? Call Blaine!” because we believe that by helping those who have been injured, we can make a positive impact on our community. At The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux, we care about making Metairie the best it can be. And one way we can do that is by helping each other as much as possible. So, if you find yourself in need of assistance regarding workers’ compensation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re here for you.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ compensation covers injuries or illnesses that happen because of your job. Examples include:

  • Accidents that happen while on the job (including car accidents if you’re driving on behalf of your employer)
  • Diseases caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes
  • Injuries caused by another employee
  • The most common on-the-job injuries include:
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Torn muscles or ligaments
  • Herniated discs
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Amputated or crushed limbs
  • Hearing loss
  • Mesothelioma
  • Spinal cord injuries

What Should You Do If You’re Hurt at Work? Learn from a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you’re hurt or made sick and it’s related to your job, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Follow these steps and remember that the only way that you can access workers’ compensation benefits is to file a claim.

Don’t continue working even if you think you can. Continuing to work can make your injury worse. It could also result in your claim being denied. If you’re hurt because of a hazard, informing your employer can also help keep your coworkers safe.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Your health and safety are the priority. If you don’t have a medical emergency, get medical care as soon as you can. This will help keep your injury from getting worse and it will help protect your claim.

Remember that the only way you can get benefits for your illness or injury is if you file a claim. Your employer will provide you with the proper forms.

Even if you have a good relationship with your employer, the workers’ comp system can quickly make you feel like you have a target on your back. Additionally, the workers’ compensation system contains several deadlines and filing requirements. Attempting to handle your claim on your own can result in a denial or in added stress. As a workers’ compensation attorney in Metairie, we help injured workers get their benefits while protecting their legal rights.

Do You Really Need Help From a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Although hiring a workers compensation attorney isn’t required to file a claim, hiring them is beneficial for you as an injured worker. When claims are filed against an insurance policy, the policy owner is often faced with rising premiums. Your employer may feel pressured by the insurance company or by their own bottom line to try and get out of paying what your claim is worth through their insurance. Insurance companies, like most other businesses, want to make a profit. They’re not necessarily inclined to treat you fairly. A workers’ compensation attorney looks out for your best interest and can deal with the insurance company on your behalf.

How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Under state law, you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a workers’ compensation claim. It’s crucial that you contact an attorney workers compensation as soon as possible after your accident. This will not only help in documenting what happened and collecting evidence but also streamline the process of locating and interviewing witnesses.

What Happens If the Claim Is Denied?

Metairie workers’ compensation claims may be denied for several reasons. The most common reasons include:

  • Denying that your injury was caused by something that happened on the job
  • Accusing you of lying about your injury
  • Blaming your injury on a pre-existing condition

If your claim is denied a Metairie workers’ compensation attorney can help you file an appeal in court and request a trial or go through a voluntary mediation process. The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux has an experienced workers compensation attorney who can help guide you through both the claims filing and the appeals process.

What Our Clients Are Saying

5 Star Testimonials

Wanda C.

The service I received from Blaine & associates exceeded my expectations. They have gained my trust and worked to finalize all in my favor. Their hard work and diligence is proven!

Chad J.

Helped me get the settlement I deserved from an insurance company that fought us every step of the way. Mr. Barrilleaux made it look easy and took care of everything.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Nicole B.

Best services in the world. Could not ask for a better law firm.

Matthew C.

Blaine and his team were very helpful and I would recommend their services.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joseph H.

I’m from out of state and a professional truck driver. I had a multi car accident in Louisiana. I was not at fault but injured. Blaine and his staff helped deal with all the insurance companies and lawyers. He was with me for my deposition and met with me when I asked him to, if I was in the area. His staff are great and very patient with people that ask the same questions over and over. I can’t say enough good things about this man as a professional. I would use him again if I need to.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn W.

Blaine Barrilleaux was great. This was my first time ever filing a lawsuit and he and his office made it easy, painless, and informative. They always let me know what the next step in the case was as to not leave me lost and wondering what is going on. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone. Thanks for taking such great care of me.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Charles S.

When I was in pain, I called Blaine and he got the action I wanted! I highly recommend him as a personal injury lawyer. He’s a no nonsense, straight to the point attorney and he doesn’t let the big insurance companies push him around. HE PUSHES BACK!!! THANKS BLAINE!!!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Victor S.

Blaine and his staff are the greatest. They’ve taken very good care of my wife and I since our accident. I would definitely recommend the law office of Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux to anyone seeking a dedicated injury attorney.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joel P.

He made the other insurance company drive to my house to bring me my check from Texas. He was very understanding and listened to everything I said. He fought for me and got me the surgery I dearly needed. You won’t be able to find another lawyer who cares like him. He’s very patient with his clients.

Austin C.

Blaine is fair, smart and caring; his staff is great!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Donna L.

Anytime I needed anything Blaine’s team was there to help me. They were friendly and on top of everything I asked for. I really appreciate how hard and quickly they worked to resolve my case. I would highly recommend Blaine Barrilleaux Law for anyone needing legal help.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn M.

Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff made this process as painless as possible. This was my first time going through a lawsuit and he and his staff made me very comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure I understood the process and what to expect. I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking help.

Lafayette, Louisiana USA

Jeff and Michelle

Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff went beyond what was ever expected. Blaine was very easy to talk to and he listened to all my needs and concerns. They truly care. Thanks Blaine for all you did for us.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Kimberly S.

Blaine and his staff treated my family with the most respect. Blaine cares for his clients and goes above and beyond for them. Thank you Blaine for all your hard work and time in my case.

Morgan City, LA, USA

Did Your Employer Refuse to Report Your Injury?

If your employer refused to report your illness or injury to their workers’ compensation insurance company, a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you directly report to the insurer. Don’t let the fear of losing your job stop you from getting the compensation that you need. Call The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux to schedule your free consultation. We’ll explain your rights to you.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With A Workers Compensation Attorney

If you were hurt on the job in Metairie, call The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux to schedule your free consultation at (504) 323-9000. We’re here to help. As a workers’ compensation attorney, we understand our state’s unique workers’ compensation law. Let The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux help you navigate the workers’ compensation system to help protect your claim. Remember that you only have one year from the date of your injury to file. Don’t wait. Contact us now.

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