Shreveport Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers injured on the job are entitled to medical care paid by the employer or the employer's workers' compensation insurance company. The employee is responsible for reporting the accident to the employer and the insurance company. Since every accident reported will affect the employer's record with the insurance company and the cost of accident coverage, some employers are not cooperative in providing an injured worker or, in the case of a fatal accident, surviving family members with the insurance company's information so a claim can be filed. Some injured workers find that after reporting an accident, the insurance company unfairly denies worker's compensation benefits. A personal injury attorney at our firm is experienced in assisting those who have been injured to overcome these obstacles.
Workers' Compensation Benefits
On the job injuries may occur in a truck accident while making a delivery or a
car accident while running an errand for the boss.
Construction accidents can mean temporary or permanent disability from a fall or other serious mishap.
Oil field accidents or explosions can cause severe
brain injury, and other
catastrophic injuries. Any person injured in a work related accident is entitled to certain benefits which include:
- Medical expenses
- Temporary disability
- Supplemental earnings benefits
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Death benefits
Depending upon the circumstances of your or your loved one's accident you may be entitled to additional compensation. In which case a skilled workers' compensation lawyer can review your case for additional sources of compensation while ensuring that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. An investigation may find that equipment malfunctions because of faulty design or incorrect or inadequate manufacturer's instructions actually caused the accident.
This could mean a claim for damages could be brought against the responsible entity. Temporary or permanent disability can cause financial hardship for a family even with workers' compensation benefits. Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC has a reputation for careful investigation to ensure an injured client is fully compensated. Call for a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm.