How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Orleans
This is your complete guide to workmen’s compensation. Worker’s comp is one of many areas of expertise offered by the King Firm. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job and you feel you or they may have a case, call one of the helpful lawyers at The King Firm today and get the compensation you deserve. Worker’s comp is state-mandated, meaning that the government makes it mandatory for companies to provide compensation for workers who were hurt on the job. Although all states require worker’s comp, there are varying policies and guidelines for worker’s comp from state to state. Consult with the appropriate office in your state on the State Worker’s Compensation rules, either in person, or on the official page of the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.
If you think you have a case for worker’s comp (keep in mind that the majority of cases reflect a carelessness on behalf of an employer or employee and that rule disregard or inhibition on part of the defendant will cause the compensation to be denied in many cases), proceed by learning more about the process. The next step is to immediately receive proper medical care for the injury you obtained in the workplace- do not wait on this and make sure that you get evidence stating that you were at the doctor’s appointments. Next, there will be some forms (usually your employer has them) for you to sign, at which time it becomes your employer’s responsibility to submit the paperwork to the proper insurance carrier. Depending on state law, you may need to file a separate claim with your state’s workers’ compensation agency, in addition to what your employer filed.
By this time, you should have obtained legal representation with a trusted law firm with a specialty in worker’s comp, such as The King Firm. The King Firm will help you get the compensation you need. The checks are usually somewhat modest, but they regard and will try to help you with a number of things, including: medical care from the injury, replacement income, any retraining costs, medical costs for chronic issues or injuries and benefits to those who survived workers who were killed on the job.
Being hurt on the job is an unfair situation, one that justice must be brought to. The King Firm can help you get the justice you or your loved one deserve. Injuries are a burden- financially, physically, emotionally and they shouldn’t occur while you are working hard on the job. But when they do, make sure you Ring the King!