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Five Ways an Attorney Can Help You With Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted by Liz Delsa | Feb 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Louisiana and your workers' compensation claim has been denied, or your benefits have been reduced or cut off by your employer or insurer, you may be wondering whether it's time to contact an attorney to help you with your case. There are a number of ways an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can help you in this kind of situation. Here are a few:

Disputing the refusal. In many cases, protecting your rights starts with filing a Disputed Claim for Compensation with the Office of Workers' Compensation Administration. Your workers' compensation attorney will collect the information needed to complete the claim form thoroughly and convincingly and will make sure it's filed within the time period set by Louisiana law.

Negotiating with the insurer or employer. It's always better to negotiate from a position of strength. An experienced workers' compensation lawyer knows Louisiana's workers' compensation laws and the standards that are applied when disputed claims are decided. That knowledge, plus the facts of your case, equals a strong negotiating position when negotiating your claim with your employer or its insurer which helps in maximizing your recovery.

Presenting a strong case at mediation. You and your attorney may decide to ask for a mediation conference, where a trained mediator will meet with you and your employer's representative to discuss your disputed claim. In mediation, as in a one-on-one negotiation, you're more likely to achieve a better result if an experienced workers' compensation lawyer represents you. A mediator who agrees with your attorneys' arguments will be more likely to encourage your employer or its insurer to approve or restore benefits.

Making sure the other side knows you're serious. It's generally better to resolve disputes before they get to the hearing stage. One of the best ways to help make that happen is if the other side understands that you are not afraid to take things to a hearing. When you're represented by an experienced workers' compensation attorney who has a track record of taking claim disputes through the hearing stage, the other side will have an incentive to resolve your claim before it gets there.

Helping you understand what's going on. Workers' compensation disputes can take time, and the laws and procedures that apply are not always clear. Your attorney will explain to you what's going on, what the likely timeline will be, and why things are happening as your claim works its way through the dispute resolution system. As a client, you have a right to information about your case, and one of the most important things your attorney can do is to help you understand what's happening.

The Delsa Law Firm, LLC, Can Help You With Your Workers' Compensation Claim

If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Louisiana and aren't sure what to do next, or if you've filed a workers' compensation claim and it's been denied, contact Attorney Delsa at the Delsa Law Firm, LLC, for help. He has years of experience representing hard-working people who were injured on the job all over Louisiana, and he and the Delsa Law Firm, LLC, understand the laws and procedures that apply to workers' compensation claims here.

If you were injured on the job in Louisiana, whether you live in Louisiana or commute into the state from Mississippi, you may be entitled to

workers' compensation for your injuries, lost wages, physical therapy, and more. Call the Delsa Law Firm, LLC, today at (985) 882-1222, or use our contact form to set up a free, no obligation, confidential consultation. We're conveniently located in Slidell, near the intersection of Interstates 10, 12, and 59, and are here to help you with your worker's compensation claim.

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