The great state of Louisiana provides a legal remedy for employees injured on the job within its borders in the form of worker’s compensation under the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Act of 1983. Those injured while performing the duties of their jobs are automatically entitled to certain benefits. These benefits include medical care for the injury, indemnity wage benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits, and even death benefits in some circumstances. If you have been injured on the job and you are unable to work due to your injury, then the Contact the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can help you determine if you may be eligible for worker’s compensation, compensation from your employer, or compensation from another party. J. Price McNamara is a former insurance company attorney who now represents clients who have suffered workplace or other types of personal injury. Read on to learn more about on the job injuries and what to do if you have suffered an injury at work.
Types of On the Job Injuries
Any injury that occurs during the proper course and scope of a job is usually covered by workers compensation. There are certain exceptions that are not covered by worker’s compensation such as injuries suffered while committing a crime, self-inflicted injuries, and injuries sustained while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Workplace Violence Between Employees
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Machine Accident Injuries
- Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Falling Object Injuries
- Slip/Trip, and Fall Injuries
- Chemical or other burns
- Occupational Diseases
- Electrical Injuries
- Mental Injuries
- Overexertion Injuries: Lifting, Pulling, Carrying, etc.
These common workplace injuries are simply a small selection of the types of injuries that may covered by worker’s compensation in Louisiana. If you suffered any of the injuries listed above while on the clock, then it is important that you select an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney like J. Price McNamara to represent your best interests and to assist you in determining any compensation that you may be entitled to as a result of your workplace injury.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara
If you have been injured on the job then you may be entitle to seek compensation for your injuries. J. Price McNamara is a former insurance company attorney and Louisiana state prosecutor who now works to prevent insurance companies from exploiting those that are injured or disabled. The exensive courtroom experience and in-depth knowledge of Louisiana Worker’s Compensation of the Contact the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can provide you with the assistance, advice, and expertise you need to move forward with your personal injury case for your on the job injury. If you were hurt at work you may be eligible to seek compensation in addition to your worker’s compensation depending on how you were injured, where the injury occured, and the circumstances of your injury . The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara has proudly served the communities of Baton Rouge, Metairie, and other Louisiana communities on both sides of the courtroom for many years. Contact our offices to schedule your free consultation with expert personal injury attorney J. Price McNamara today.