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Worker's Comp Lawyers in Louisiana

At the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, workers’ compensation is all we handle. This complicated area of the law is essential to obtaining financial benefits for many workers who have been injured while on the job throughout the State of Louisiana. Because we are able to focus on you, your claim, and the law, we are well-equipped to guide you when you need it the most.

We are the preferred choice for numerous industrial workers, healthcare workers, and longshore and harbor workers, state workers, truck drivers, and many others, and we take our job very seriously.


Call J. David Smith, Attorney at Law at (855) 973-1098 for a free consultation.


When Should I Hire A Workers' Comp Attorney?

Many victims of workplace injuries may settle for less than they deserve because they are uncertain if they should get a workman's comp attorney. While there are many instances in which having the expertise of an attorney may be helpful, you may want to contact our team at J. David Smith, Attorney at Law if:

  • Your claim has been denied
  • Your ability to work has been affected
  • You experience difficulties in getting the treatment you need

If you experience any difficulties in filing your claim, consulting an attorney can help you understand why your case is being handled as it is. Enlisting the expertise of a workers compensation attorney can help ensure that your claim is handled quickly and appropriately.

  • You benefit from our Baton Rouge workers’ comp attorney in several key ways:
  • One of the Top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates Nationally by WILG
  • Communication with your employer and insurance company so you don’t have to deal with them personally
  • In-depth knowledge to serve clients throughout Louisiana
  • The drive to fight your denied claim to ensure your rights are fully protected
  • Handling numerous types of accidents and cases for high wage earners

We know what you are facing and we can help. Call J. David Smith, Attorney at Law at (855) 973-1098 for a free consultation.

Workers Compensation Disability

After the initial injury, it is important that you work with a workers' compensation attorney to determine what type of disability you may be eligible for, including:

  • Temporary disability – This is available to you if you are only partially unable to perform specific tasks at your workplace. Two thirds of your weekly wages could be paid to you if you qualify.
  • Permanent total disability - If you qualify for this benefit, you may receive a lump sum of two thirds of your pay or receive the pay on a weekly basis.
  • Permanent partial disability – Total disability means you are unable to fully return to work and you will receive a payment based on the injury you received, your pre-injury wages and other factors that your attorney can discuss.

Knowledgeable Counsel. In-Depth Insight.

With over two decades of professional practice, Baton Rouge workers’ compensation attorney J. David Smith has the knowledge and experience needed in the often complex and nuanced area of helping you obtain the benefits you need.

For more information, visit our frequently asked questions page or call our firm at (855) 973-1098 to discuss your matter. We proudly serve clients throughout Louisiana.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Workers Compensation Claim?

The experienced work injury attorneys at J. David Smith, Attorney at Law are well versed in workers’ compensation law and will fight as true advocates on your side. Unlike insurance companies, our work injury attorneys will pursue your best interest and fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing. Contact us today to find out how we can help you especially if:

  • You have a preexisting condition

  • Your claim has been denied

  • Your permanent disability rating has been challenged

  • You have a workers’ compensation hearing coming up

  • You are already receiving other government benefits

Workers' Compensation Settlements

In Louisiana, workers' compensation settlements are completely voluntary on both sides, meaning neither the employee nor the workers compensation insurance company can force a settlement. In general, there are two types of settlements for workers comp claims:

  • Compromise settlements
  • Lump-sum settlements

A compromise settlement is similar to how it sounds, in that this type of settlement resolves a dispute between the employee and the workers compensation insurance company. This is the most common type of settlement since most workers compensation insurance companies dispute claims.

Lump-sum settlements, however, happen less frequently and occur when there is no real dispute that the claim is owed and when the employee and workers compensation insurance company agree to a settlement.

Let Us Handle the Insurance Company

For the best chance in getting the compensation your injury deserves, whether it be to help pay your medical expenses or just stay on top of your everyday expenses when you are unable to work, trust our Baton Rouge workers’ comp lawyer. J. David Smith will handle your claim from start to finish, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery.

From the moment you contact our firm, we begin working for you. We will take over all communication with your employer and their insurance agency so you no longer have to deal with them. This allows us to build a solid claim on your behalf, putting you on the right footing to get the results you need.

Our firm always focuses on you and your unique needs. This, combined with our sole focus on workers’ compensation law, allows J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, to work hard for your best interests.

No case is too complex. Call us at (855) 973-1098 to schedule your free initial consultation today to get started.

We Go Above and Beyond. Your Experience is Very Important.

  • “He always kept me in the loop about the progress of my case.”

    Benjamin S.

  • “He turned an awful situation into a good experience.”

    Dee B.

  • “The respect Mr. David and his staff shows you and your family in one of the worst times you can have in life, speaks volumes about his character.”

    Clay Y.

  • “He takes alot of time out with his clients to give his undivided attention when handling your case.”

    Engra M.

What J. David Smith, Attorney at Law Can Do for You

  1. Handles all communication with your employer and the insurance company right away
  2. Trusted by other law firms in our area and we often get referrals from other attorneys
  3. Named as one of the top 100 Injured Workers’ Advocates nationally by WILG
  4. Serves as Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions
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