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What Is a Workers’ Comp Doctor Looking For?

Posted on : May 12, 2022
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The most important thing to do after being injured at work, even if the injury is minor or you don’t feel like you were seriously hurt, is to go to the hospital or a doctor’s office. Your medical records from immediately after the incident will be invaluable if you decide to file a claim for [Read More]
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Vocational Rehabilitation After Work Injuries

Posted on : December 28, 2021
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What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?   Vocational rehabilitation may be suggested following a work-related injury. Here’s what you should know about it and how to get the legal representation you need following an on-the-job accident. Vocational Rehab Defined    Vocational rehabilitation, sometimes called rehab, is the process of retraining an employee after a work injury. This [Read More]
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Continuing Workers’ Comp In Louisiana After Obtaining A New Job

Posted on : November 23, 2021
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Can I Work at a New Job While Getting Workers’ Comp In Louisiana? Most people just want to get back to earning an income after being hurt at work in Louisiana. But what happens if part of moving forward is finding a new career? Is it possible to change professions while still receiving workers’ compensation [Read More]
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What Should I Do If My Employer Misclassified Me?

Posted on : October 15, 2021
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According to the Economic Policy Institute, businesses misclassify between 15 and 20% of working Americans. In Louisiana, a study of 865 employers by the Louisiana Workforce Commission revealed that over 9,400 employees were misclassified as contractors. Misclassification is considered a form of labor fraud and can cost injured employees their workers’ compensation benefits. Here’s what [Read More]
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What Is Workers’ Comp Fraud In Louisiana?

Posted on : September 16, 2021
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Workers’ Comp Fraud: What You Need To Know If you were injured in the line of duty, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation to cover lost wages and medical expenses. However, some employers make it extraordinarily difficult for employees to get benefits. Here’s what you should know about workers’ comp fraud in Louisiana and [Read More]
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What Happens If I’m Offered a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

Posted on : August 23, 2021
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Injured employees have the option to pursue a one-time, lump sum payment versus continuing to receive paid medical care and weekly benefits at any point during the course of their workers’ comp claim.  Usually, this is done once a doctor has decided that the employee has reached MMI, or Maximum Medical Improvement, and is unlikely [Read More]
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Can My Employer Decide When I Should Come Back to Work?

Posted on : July 25, 2021
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Often, employees who have been injured in the workplace are coerced into returning to work as soon as is feasible. Your doctor, on the other hand, may disagree, and it is your physician — not your employer — who decides whether or not it is appropriate for you to return to work and if so, [Read More]
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What Should I Avoid Saying During a Work Comp Claim?

Posted on : July 4, 2021
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If you were injured in a work-related accident, what you say immediately after the incident and in the days and weeks following can have a marked impact on your case.  Statements you should avoid making during your workers’ comp claim include but are not limited to saying:  That You Were Hurt Worse Than You Were [Read More]
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Why Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

Posted on : February 12, 2021
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Workers’ Compensation Denials In Louisiana There are numerous reasons why a workers’ compensation claim can be denied, and unfortunately, many people with legitimate claims find themselves on the receiving end of a denial letter. Here are the most common reasons a claim is denied in Louisiana, and what you can do to get the benefits [Read More]
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The 3 Different Types of Doctors You’ll See When You File Workers’ Comp

Posted on : December 9, 2020
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What You Need To Know About Workers’ Comp Medical Care In Louisiana Being injured at work is a life-changing experience, and for many, it can be even more challenging to navigate through the Louisiana workers’ compensation system. One of the most frustrating aspects for employees is having to see so many different doctors for what [Read More]
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