Workers’ Compensation Can Be Confusing | Know Your Rights
When you are injured in the workplace, you may already know that you are entitled to collect partial compensation and coverage for medical expenses resulting from your injury.
At Vincent J. DeSalvo, Attorney at Law, our attorneys are highly experienced in workers’ compensation law. With an office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are dedicated to helping local work injury victims recover their benefits and additional damages they are entitled to after an accident.
To learn more about how we can help you recover workers’ comp benefits and potentially additional damages, call 225-224-0383 for a free consultation.
Understanding Your Rights As An Employee
The workers’ compensation system was established to minimize disputes between employers and employees by capping damages and preventing liability disputes. That means that you can recover, even if the accident was your fault.
We can help with on-the-job accidents and injuries like:
- Auto accidents
- Knee, back and shoulder injuries
- Head injuries
- Repetitive stress disorder (carpal tunnel)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Hand and limb injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Collect Medical Documentation And Preserve Evidence
As your law firm, we will initiate an immediate investigation to collect and preserve relevant evidence for your claim. Our lawyers also contact witnesses, collect hospital records or accident reports, and consult with experts when necessary. It is imperative to preserve evidence to effectively prove your case in negotiations or in court.
Third-Party Claims For Work-Related Injuries
Unfortunately, workers’ comp does not always give the full benefits a victim needs or deserves.
In addition to collecting workers’ compensation, you may be entitled to additional damages through third-party claims. While you cannot sue your employer, there may be defendants who are liable for your injuries, including subcontractors, property owners, parts or equipment manufacturers, or vehicle operators. I will take the time to evaluate your case and identify all responsible parties. With strategy and a dedication to results, I can recover the compensation you deserve.
Call Today To Learn How We Can Help
Interested in learning more? Call now at 225-224-0383 or contact us online to set up a time to discuss your case. Consultations are always free.