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.

Who Is Eligible for Compensation?

Any individual that was injured while they were on the job could be eligible to receive compensation and disability benefits from their employer’s insurance company. Government workers, public officials, and state workers are no exception.

The State of Louisiana government employees that could be eligible for workers’ compensation may include:

  • Department of Transportation workers
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Department of Motor Vehicle workers
  • Department of Public Health workers
  • Department of Education workers
  • State employed engineers, foreman, construction workers, technicians, and specialists

Our office is proud to have nearly two decades of experience in helping our clients and we will fight to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.

Defense Base Act

In 1942, the United States developed an act that protected overseas contracted civilian workers and helped provide them with necessary benefits and compensation in the event of a major injury or accident. This act serves as an extension of other federal workers’ compensation acts and applies to all individuals serving as military contractors, those working on military bases and any other civilian that is working in an area of national defense.

Employees that fall under the cover of the Defense Base Act can receive:

  • Compensation for lost income and wages
  • Assistance with medical and disability
  • Death benefits for family members of fallen civilian contracted workers

If you have questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to obtain compensation, or if your service falls under the Defense Base Act, do not hesitate to contact our team. J. David Smith, Attorney at Law can provide you with needed guidance during this difficult time.

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.

  • “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.

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

    Dee B.

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

    Benjamin S.

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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