Workers’ compensation is designed to help employees and their families overcome the financial burdens associated with an on-the-job accident, injury, or occupational disease. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and provide eligible employees with two-thirds of their normal salary for as long as they are unable to work.
At the Law Office of W. Kyle Green, our workers’ compensation lawyers help clients in Ruston and north Louisiana obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled. When negligence is involved in an accident, we may also pursue an additional liability claim.
Louisiana state law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Generally, most reasonable and necessary medical expenses are covered by workers’ compensation. This includes hospital services, physical therapy, prescribed medications, and nursing care. Additionally, injured workers may recover lost wages related to the accident. You may be eligible for compensation if you are temporarily unable to work or become permanently disabled.
Family members of someone who died because of an on-the-job injury or illness may also be entitled to compensation. In these cases, an allowance for burial costs is also available.
If you think you are being denied your workers’ compensation benefits, you need to contact us at our Ruston office as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines in filing. If denied benefits, you have up to three years to file a claim petition. These claims are typically assigned to a workers’ compensation judge for a hearing. After listening to evidence from both you and your employer, the judge will render a decision. It is important that you be represented by an experienced attorney during this process. Our attorneys will gather ample evidence, interview witnesses, and thoroughly investigate your case. We will make sure that all papers are completed properly and on time. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
W. Kyle Green
Address: 308 N Vienna St., Ruston, LA
The Law Office of W. Kyle Green has served as lead counsel for multi-million dollar litigation for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. We also handle a wide range of general civil matters for clients across the state.
308 N. Vienna St.
Ruston, LA 71270
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