If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to certain benefits known as Workers Compensation. These benefits include loss of income, medical expenses and special compensation for loss of a finger or a limb. These benefits are paid by your employer or an insurer. Other benefits may be provided under certain circumstances such as cash penalties and attorney fees. You may find any of several hurdles placed on your path toward collecting these benefits even though they are provided by law.
John Fox and Associates are New Orleans Work Compensation Lawyers are experts in the process of collecting the benefits you are due. They know the laws and they know how the employer and insurer can attempt to circumvent these laws. To insure your rights under the Workers Compensation laws, you need the services of a skilled and aggressive attorney. You should contact this firm immediately to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you are due.
Your attorney will not allow the employer or the insurer to demand that you be examined by more than one of their doctors. Of course, you have the right to be treated by the doctor of your choice. You can also choose the specialists you need to see for evaluation and treatment. The fees charged are paid by the employer or the insurer.
There are multiple levels of compensation depending on your job, and there are strict time lines applicable to filing for Workers Compensation. Your attorney will help you understand the compensation you are entitled to and the filing deadlines. These matters can be complicated so experienced professional help is needed.
Your attorney will review any restrictions that your doctor imposes on your ability to work so that you will not be forced into a job that you cannot do or that doesn’t pay 90% or more of your pre-injury wages.
When you have an attorney in charge of your claim, you can be sure that you will be treated fairly and in accordance with the laws.