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Is workplace asbestos exposure a workers’ comp or personal injury claim?

Asbestos exposure can give rise to several devastating diseases that can change your life forever. You probably know that workplace accidents fall under the category of injuries that workers’ compensation covers. However, if your exposure to asbestos happened at work because of unsafe conditions, you may be curious as to

What workers need to know about third-party injury claims

Suffering an injury at work unfortunately is all too common. In 2019, about 2.8 million private industry employees suffered injuries at work in the United States. Plus, those who work physical labor jobs – those in the construction, healthcare, trucking or manufacturing industries – are more likely to suffer workplace

Understand workers’ compensation before you need it

No matter a person’s job, the chance exists that he or she could suffer injuries or illness as a result of that job. Some people may think that workplace injuries are more likely to occur to people who work in construction or with dangerous machines or materials, and while that

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 injury lawsuit to obtain compensation from their employer

What Should I Do After Being Injured in a Workplace Accident?

Each year, thousands of employees are injured in work-related accidents. Often, this results in workers suffering lost wages and expensive bills for the medical treatment they receive to heal their injury. If you are injured on-the-job, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits

Specific process to apply for workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana.

After a work-related injury or illness, you must follow a specific process to apply for workers’ compensation benefits in Louisiana. If you file your claim incorrectly, you may not receive the benefits you are entitled to. Simien & Simien’s Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorneys have helped numerous workers in Louisiana

How Are Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits Paid in Louisiana?

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 have any questions about the medical benefits to which you may be entitled for your workplace injury, contact

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 to cover medical bills, lost wages and lost earning capacity. The Baton

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 you should strongly consider working with a seasoned workers’ compensation

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 workers’ compensation system. Our experienced Federal Employers’ Liability Act attorneys in Baton Rouge