Workers' Compensation Attorney in Covington, LA
Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Indemnity Benefits in Covington, LA
Recover Lost Wages After Workplace Injury
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury or illness in Louisiana and are unable to return to work, you may qualify to collect tax free indemnity benefits to partially replace the income you’ve lost.
Your employers workers’ compensation insurer will be responsible for paying you two-thirds of your “Average Weekly Wage” (AWW) — earnings from the four weeks prior to your workplace injury, up to $690 per week.
Wanko Law Firm has helped countless injured workers in Covington and throughout Louisiana recover the wages they are entitled to.
Call us today at (985) 893-6530 to schedule a Free consultation with one of our qualified workers’ compensation attorneys.
Types of Disability/Indemnity Benefits Paid
Temporary Total Disability (TTD): If you are expected to make a full or partial recovery but will miss more than seven days of work, you may be eligible to receive temporary total disability benefits. TTD benefits are paid at two-thirds of your AWW for the duration of time you are unable to work. You will receive your first indemnity check 14 days after your injury. You will not be paid for the week of your injury unless you will be out of work for six weeks or more.
Supplement Earnings Benefits (SEB): If your injury or illness prevents you from earning 90% of the income you made previously, you may qualify to receive supplement earnings benefits. SEB benefits are paid at two-thirds the difference between your pre-injury AWW and what you are now earning or what you are capable of earning in the future. Maximum pay period for SEB can be up to 520 weeks.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): If you have lost the use of a body part or suffered disfigurement or scarring but can still return to some type of employment, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. PPD benefits are calculated by a disability rating assigned by your doctor as well as Louisiana’s disability schedules. These schedules match the percentage of your impairment to a specific dollar amount. The higher your disability rating, the higher your compensation.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD): If your injury or illness is severe enough that it prevents you from returning to the workplace in any capacity, you become eligible to receive permanent total disability benefits. PTD benefits will be paid at two-thirds of your AWW for the remainder of your life. Under some conditions, weekly benefits can be converted into a one-time lump sum payment.