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Workers’ Compensation in Louisiana

Workers’ compensation was created as a compromise between employees and employers.  The compromise is that workers give up their rights to claim damages in civil court, and employers and insurance companies agree to pay benefits to workers for injuries occurring during the course and scope of their employment.  In the past, workers would have to go through a long litigation process of traditional lawsuits, and employers were possibly on the hook for huge damages if negligence or recklessness were proven.  In today’s administrative system, the process is supposed to be much faster and the burden on employees lessened with the compromise that damages are administrated quickly but are somewhat limited.  

In theory, this is a great compromise for injured workers because the idea is to expedite the process and get injured employees their benefits more quickly than if they had to file a lawsuit in civil court and had to prove the accident was the employer’s fault.  One of the biggest problems though is that the insurance companies have almost endless resources to “investigate” claims and drag matters on as long as possible.  They do so in hopes that the employee will give up or settle cheap.  This does not have to be the case.  With an experienced workers’ comp attorney, you can build your case efficiently and move the claim along towards a reasonable settlement or adjudication before an administrative law judge.

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Let our workers’ comp attorneys work for you to maximize your claim.  We will gather the necessary medical evidence, document your lost wages, challenge any defense witnesses, and take your case to trial if necessary.  We represent injured workers all across Louisiana in workers’ comp cases.

The personal injury lawyers at BowesPetkovich & Palmer, LLC are experienced at representing injured workers in the New Orleans area and across Louisiana.  Call us today for a free consultation.

Useful Resources:

Louisiana Workforce Commission
DFEC – Division of Federal Employees Compensation


Other Work Injuries:

Maritime Injuries
Injuries at Ports, Shipyards, and Docks
Injuries at Overseas Military Bases


Other Types of Injury Cases We Handle:

Automobile Accidents
Commercial Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Dog Bites
Slip and Fall
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death & Survival


Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC

2550 Belle Chasse Highway
Suite 200

Gretna, LA 70053


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We are available by appointment during non-business hours.