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Workers' Compensation Blog Posts

How Are Workers' Compensation Medical Benefits Paid?

Workers’ compensation insurance provides compensation for medically-necessary treatment of workplace injuries. However, Louisiana has specific rules on submitting claims for payment, when payments will be made and selecting medical providers. If you… Read More

Can I Appeal If My Workers' Comp Claim Is Denied?

If you applied for workers' compensation benefits but were denied, you still have the right to file an appeal with Louisiana's Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA). If your appeal is successful, you should receive the compensation needed… Read More

Do I Need to Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured on the job or diagnosed with a work-related illness or medical condition. However, the process of filing a workplace injury claim is complicated and time-consuming. This is why… Read More

Differences Between FELA and Workers’ Compensation

Most employees who are injured on the job are covered by Louisiana’s workers’ compensation laws. However, if you are a railroad worker, you are covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). There are key differences between FELA and the Louisiana… Read More

When Will My Workers' Compensation Benefits Start and How Much Will I Receive?

One of the most common questions about workers' compensation is: when will my benefits start and how much will I receive? The answer depends on a number of factors, including when the benefits are approved and the extent of your injuries. Below, the… Read More

Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation in Louisiana?

If you were injured on the job or while engaging in a work activity, you may be wondering if you are eligible for workers' compensation. The basics of workers' compensation eligibility are explained below. However, even if you qualify, you may have trouble… Read More

Most Common Reasons an LA Workers' Comp Claim is Denied

Are you concerned that your workers' compensation claim will be denied? You can find out if your concerns are valid by reviewing the most common reasons why insurance companies deny workers' compensation claims. If it sounds like one of these reasons… Read More

Can I Sue Outside of Workers' Comp For a Work Injury?

Many workers assume that the only way to obtain compensation for an on-the-job injury is to file a Louisiana workers' compensation claim. While this is true in most cases, there are certain situations where injured employees are allowed to file a personal… Read More

Understanding Workers' Compensation Claims in Louisiana

Almost every employer in Louisiana is required to carry workers' compensation insurance to provide benefits to workers who suffer injuries on the job. Compensation may include medical expenses, lost income and permanent disabilities.   Generally, workers'… Read More

Investigation Finds that Construction Companies Exploited Workers

A recent investigation by the Star-Telegram and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. has revealed that construction laborers are being treated as independent contractors – a tactic that is costing taxpayers money and failing to protect workers. Treating… Read More