With few exceptions, all Louisiana employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides benefits to workers who suffer an on-the-job injury regardless of fault. Most employees, however, are unaware of their rights when it comes to workers’ compensation claims, or they hesitate to notify their employer for fear of retribution. You have nothing to fear if you are injured at work — you have rights, and the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at DeJean & Leger, LLC, will ensure they are protected.
Feel free to schedule a free initial consultation at our Opelousas law office by calling 337-948-9066 today. You may also contact our workers’ compensation firm online and a member of our team will reach out shortly to discuss your situation.
Flexible appointment scheduling is available upon request.
Common Work-Related Injuries
Louisiana residents spend a large amount of time at work or performing duties associated with their jobs. Sustaining a work-related injury is extremely common. Construction accidents, manufacturing accidents and repetitive motion injuries can force an employee out of work, sometimes for extended periods of time.
Other common workplace injuries include or are caused by:
- Slip and falls
- Falling objects
- Defective machinery
- Auto accidents (when driving is part of your job)
In many cases our clients are entitled to additional benefits beyond what workers’ compensation allows. For example, you might be able to file a third-party claim against a manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery or a negligent driver who caused an accident. We will carefully investigate all avenues of recovery to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Maritime Workers In Louisiana
Injured maritime workers obtain benefits outside of Louisiana’s workers’ compensation system. DeJean & Leger, LLC, handles all cases involving offshore injuries and has an in-depth understanding of the federal laws which govern these claims.
Contact A Lawyer For Work-Related Injury Recovery
We will meet you at a convenient location if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office.