Worker’s Compensation

What Are Supplemental Earnings Benefits?

Sometimes employees who have been injured at work are able to recover enough to return to work, but not at their full capacity. Not being able to work full-time or at the same capacity as you could pre-accident, often means less pay. For employees receiving workers’ compensation benefits, “supplemental earnings benefits” (or SEB) can help fill in the wage gap. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that is paid for by an employer, that provides health care and disability benefits for employees who experience a work-related injury or illness. Virtually all employers in Louisiana are required to carry workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation covers both...

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Need to Hire a Good Workers’ Compensation Attorney? Here’s What You Should Look for.

If you have suffered a serious injury at work or work-related illness, it can be advisable for you to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, because the area of workers’ compensation is a complicated one, it is also advisable that you don’t try to handle your claim all by yourself. Instead, you should look for and hire competent workers’ compensation counsel. But how can you know if the attorney you are considering is good or not? Well, here are a few things to look for when you are hiring workers’ compensation counsel. Indicators of a Good Quality Attorney Years of Experience. They don’t call it the “practice” of...

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When It’s a Good Idea to Hire an Attorney for Your Workers’ Compensation Case.

If you have been injured at work, you may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation claims are meant to provide injured workers with a quick and efficient way to get compensated for their work-related injuries. So does that mean you don’t need to hire an attorney if you are making a workers’ compensation claim? Not exactly. Some Signs That You Should Hire An Attorney. If your situation is a simple, straight-forward case, like perhaps a twisted ankle or a cut that required a few stitches, then you probably won’t need an attorney to assist you. On the other hand,...

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Workers’ Compensation 101.

What happens if you get injured on the job and can’t work? Where do you get the money to pay for your medical bills? You’ve probably heard of the answer: it’s workers’ compensation. But you might not know how workers’ compensation works. So let’s take a look. The Basics of Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance program that employers pay into to provide their workers with an efficient and quick way to receive money for their work-related injuries. While the claim process is supposed to be straight-forward, there are certain procedures that must be followed to file a valid claim. Also,...

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Injured at Work? Not Doing This Just Might Get You Denied Coverage.

If you get injured while on the job, there are some things you should do to protect your rights and your health. File a Report. The first thing you need to do if you are injured on the job is to file an injury report with your employer. Failing to do this within 24-48 hours after the accident could get you denied worker’s compensation. If your employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation, then you need to file whatever type of injury report your employer accepts. Again, if you do not do this, you may get denied whatever alternative injury coverage your employer...

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