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Workers compensation insurance is a legal remedy whereby an employee who is injured on the job may be entitled to certain benefits. The Brignac Group sells workers compensation insurance policies to many of Baton Rouge and Louisiana businesses.
Workers compensation insurance is a legal remedy whereby an employee who is injured on the job may be entitled to certain benefits. The benefits can include medical care for the injury, indemnity wage benefits, vocational rehabilitation services, and/or death benefits.
These benefits are the obligation of the employer and are paid directly to the employee by the employer or its Workers compensation insurance insurer. Every employer, unless statutorily exempted, is responsible for the medical care and the payment of indemnity wage benefits to any employee who is injured while in the course and scope of his or her employment. Just about all employees who are injured on the job may be eligible for Workers compensation insurance benefits.
The key question is whether the condition happened while you were at work and because of your employment. This broad definition covers many common workplace injuries.
This includes reasonable and necessary doctor bills, medicine, hospital charges, lab tests, x-rays, crutches, and mileage expenses incurred for treatment—in short, everything medically necessary to treat the effects of the injury. There is no deductible or dollar limit for you for covered treatment.
These are tax-free weekly payments that partially replace lost wages if you are injured and cannot return to work because of your injury. Supplemental earnings benefits (SEBs) are calculated at two-thirds of the your average weekly wage. Benefits also are paid if you are unable to earn 90% of your pre-injury wages because of the injury.
If you die within two years of the last treatment as the result of any job-related accident, your surviving spouse and/or dependent child(ren) (or other dependents) may be entitled to weekly indemnity benefits pursuant to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.
If you have no surviving dependents, your surviving parents are entitled to a one-time benefit of $75,000 each. The employer or its workers’ compensation insurer shall also pay, in addition to any other benefits, reasonable burial expenses not to exceed $8,500.
The goal of rehabilitation services is to return a disabled employee to work, with a minimum of retraining, as soon as possible after an injury occurs. The first appropriate option among the following must be chosen for the employee: