Know Your Workers Comp Rights in Louisiana

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act

A Trusted Baton Rouge Workers' Compensation Attorney on Your Side

According to the laws defining workers’ compensation, there could be a variety of illnesses and work-related injuries that may constitute the need to claim compensation via the state’s workers’ compensation act. At the office of J. David Smith, Attorney at Law, our founding lawyer is proud to have served Louisiana residents for nearly two decades in obtaining compensation and benefits after an injury or accident, and he may be able to help you, too.

Our team is committed to assisting injured individuals and their family members in filing claims, disputing rejected claims and representing our clients in court. If you have been injured, trust Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer J. David Smith.

Disability & Benefits

Slip and falls, burns, or illnesses related to long-term exposure to a substance are just a few examples of the variety of the illnesses that could qualify you for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • After the initial injury, it is important that you work with a Baton Rouge 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.

Contact J. David Smith, Attorney at Law Today

For more information on how our firm can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve, contact J. David Smith, Attorney at Law today and schedule an appointment to speak to a trusted Baton Rouge workers’ compensation lawyer.

We can be reached at (855) 973-1098 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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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