Louisiana Pain Specialists
Pain Management & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in New Orleans, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Marrero, Laplace, & Metairie, LA
If you suffer an injury while working or develop an overuse injury or medical illness in the course of your job duties, you’re entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. The team at Louisiana Pain Specialists has extensive experience evaluating your injuries and promptly completing all your paperwork so you can receive your benefits. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, and New Orleans, Louisiana, or book online today.
Worker's Compensation Q & A
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers your medical and hospital expenses if you suffer an injury while performing your job.
If you need to take time away from work, workers’ compensation may pay a percentage of your wages while you’re unemployed. Additionally, it may pay for vocational rehabilitation.
Your employer pays for the insurance, but you must follow specific steps to receive your benefits. Be sure to report your injury to your employer as soon as it happens or when your doctor confirms your injury resulted from activities performed on the job.
What medical conditions does workers’ compensation cover?
Workers’ compensation covers all physical injuries that happen while you work. Your damage may result from an accident, or you could develop an occupational disease over months or years.
Examples of occupational diseases include carpal tunnel syndrome (from repetitive manual motions like typing) or a respiratory illness that develops gradually from inhaling chemicals.
In Louisiana, workers’ compensation also covers a mental disorder, but only if it arises from a physical injury on the job or extraordinary stress due to your employment.
Some of the most common workers’ compensation injuries include:
- Soft tissue injuries like muscle strains
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Cuts and lacerations
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Being struck by an object
- Accidents involving tools
- Car or truck accidents
- Crush injuries
Your risk of an on-the-job injury is higher in some occupations, such as construction. Still, you can sustain these injuries in any type of job and every environment. Office workers generally think of their surroundings as safe. Yet, they could slip on a wet floor and suffer a serious injury.
What should I expect from a workers’ compensation specialist?
The team at Louisiana Pain Specialists has extensive experience navigating workers’ compensation claims. They schedule quick appointments to promptly evaluate your condition and provide expert medical consultations.
Your provider completes all the paperwork you need to have your claim processed. They also determine when you can return to work and if you need rehabilitation.
The Louisiana Pain Specialists team has one goal, and that’s to ensure you receive exceptional care throughout your treatment.
If you need workers’ compensation experts, call Louisiana Pain Specialists or book an appointment online today.