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South Louisiana Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers' Compensation Services for Injured Workers in South Louisiana

In most cases, workers injured on the job in Louisiana are eligible for medical treatment and wage benefits under Louisiana's workers' compensation coverage. Depending upon the nature of work, some injured workers may also qualify for damages for pain and suffering and wage loss under the Jones Act or the Maritime Doctrine of Unseaworthiness.

Recover Every Dollar You are Entitled to for Your Workplace Injury

Since attorney Ken Jacques opened his solo practice law firm in 1983, he has helped scores of workers and their families in South Louisiana successfully file for injury or wrongful death benefits. As an experienced litigation attorney with more than 40 total years working in the area of maritime law, he can also determine whether you qualify for additional benefits by suing your employer under the Jones Act. He knows what questions to ask to determine whether you are entitled to Jones Act benefits and what strategies to pursue to help you recover the full and fair benefits to which you are entitled.

Wherever you were injured (or lost a loved one) on the job in South Louisiana, call 504-535-7569 or contact the firm by email to schedule a consultation with an experienced New Iberia workers' compensation attorney. Mr. Jacques offers a free consultation and handles all workers' compensation and work injury litigation cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees if he cannot help you receive benefits and compensation.

Levels of Louisiana Workers' Compensation Benefits

  • Temporary total disability (TTD): Awarded for injuries that result in a total disability for a temporary period of time. Benefits are paid at two-thirds of the workers' average weekly wage for the duration of time the worker is unable to return to work.
  • Permanent total disability (PTD): Awarded to an injured worker whose injuries prevent a return to work in any kind of employment. Paid at two-thirds of the average weekly wage. A lump-sum payout may be available under certain conditions. In many cases, receiving PTD benefits also qualifies the injured worker for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments.
  • Supplemental earnings benefits (SEB): Awarded to an injured worker who is unable to return to work but earns less than 90 percent of his or her average weekly wage previous to the injury. Paid at two-thirds of the earnings differential.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD): Awarded to workers who suffer an anatomical loss of use or amputation of a body part, but are still able to perform some type of work tasks. Typically paid at two-thirds of the average weekly wage, previous to the injury, but subject to a determination of the percentage of disability.
  • Medical expenses: Workers injured on the job are eligible to receive medical treatment from a health care provider approved by the Louisiana workers' compensation system. With pre-approval, injured workers have the right to change doctors, as long as the new doctor is also on the approved list of providers. The employer has the right to insist upon a change of doctors within the approved system, without pre-approval.
  • Death benefits: The spouse and/or children of a worker who died as a result of an injury or illness suffered on the job may claim death benefits if the worker died as a result of the injuries and within two years of receiving the last treatment related to the injury.

Denied Claims and Additional Services to Which You May be Entitled

If you have had your initial claim denied, call the firm to discuss the circumstances of your workplace accident and reasons for the denial. Mr. Jacques will give you an honest evaluation of your case and help you appeal the decision. He can also help you with Medicare claims, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Claims and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to which you may be entitled.

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Call 504-535-7569 or contact the firm by email for a free consultation. Office hours are generally 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Mr. Jacques is available for weekend and evening consultations by special arrangement. Call anytime to leave a message with the answering service, and he will respond as quickly as possible. If your injuries don't allow you to visit the office in New Orleans, he can make arrangements to meet you at your home or hospital room.

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The Law Offices of Kenneth W Jacques
P.O. Box 791897
New Orleans, LA 70179
Phone: 504-535-7569
Fax: 504-529-1782
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