Understanding How The Workers' Compensation Laws Determine Disability Benefits

As an experienced workers' compensation lawyer, I have seen many workers who have suffered severe injuries and illnesses while on the job. These conditions make it almost impossible for them to return to work, and they want to know what they can do to ensure that they will be able to provide for their families.

At Rusty Savoie Attorney at Law LLC, I focus my practice on protecting the claims of injured workers. My main concern is to help you get the compensation that you are depending upon to make ends meet while you are out of work. I have helped many workers who have been disabled due to a workplace injury or illness, and I am determined to stand up for you throughout your case.

Temporary Total Disability And Permanent And Total Disability Benefits

The Louisiana workers' compensation laws are designed to protect individuals who are injured while on the job. Some injuries and illnesses are extremely severe, and result in extreme hardships for the workers. In the event that the workers are disabled, the state provides an opportunity for these workers to recover benefits as a result of their condition.

The type of benefits that may be available to these workers will depend upon the extent of the disability that has been suffered. Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are given to those workers who will recover from their injuries. These benefits will average 2/3 of the workers' weekly wages, which includes their overtime wages. TTD benefits will be distributed to the workers for a limited period of time.

Permanent and total disability (PTD) benefits will be awarded to those workers who suffer some sort of permanent disabling condition. These are commonly awarded to workers who have lost a limb or other body part that greatly impacts their ability to perform their essential job functions. These benefits are also 2/3 of the worker's average weekly wages, but they may be received for an unlimited period of time.

Many of my clients want to know exactly what benefits will be available in their specific situation. I will sit down with you to review your workplace injury claims, and help you understand the compensation that you are eligible to receive. I will take the time to answer all of your questions and help you decide how you wish to proceed.

As your attorney, I will work tirelessly to help you maximize the compensation you recover. Whether you have just suffered your injury or have a case currently in progress, I am able to assist you with all phases of your claim. I will be there for you to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process.

I Can Help You Get The Benefits You Deserve

If you have questions about your workplace injury claims, please call me at 985-898-3434 or send me an email to schedule a free consultation. I have offices located conveniently in Covington and Houma, and represent clients throughout the North Shore and surrounding areas.