On-the-Job Injuries

On-the-Job Injury Lawyers in Lake Charles

Most workers who are injured on the job are covered by workers’ compensation. But workers’ compensation only provides baseline coverage, paying for time away from the job and medical costs. It does not pay for diminished earning capacity, rehabilitation and career retraining, or pain and suffering.

Jones Act Claims Attorneys for DeRidder and Lake Charles

One option seriously injured workers have is to file a third-party claim against someone other than your immediate employer. When you do this, you are out of the realm of workers’ compensation and into the realm of personal injury law, where more aspects of an injury are compensable, including lost wages, benefits, and pain and suffering.

Who Could Be a Third Party?

  • The other driver in a crash that happens on the job
  • A subcontractor or vendor who works on the same job site
  • The owner of the property on which you are injured
  • The maker of equipment, materials, or chemicals in use at the work site

With the help of an experienced personal injury firm, you may be able to file multiple claims for your injury, combining workers’ comp with a third-party suit, to cover all your losses.

Special Experience With Louisiana Maritime Injury Cases

Under the Jones Act, it is possible for offshore workers to obtain the same kind of compensation as workers on land. The Jones Act provides an avenue for paying medical costs and living expenses in the wake of a serious injury on a ship, boat, mobile platform, or other vessel.

A Commitment to the Plaintiff

At Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C., we only represent plaintiffs — those who have been injured. Many law firms exist to serve big companies, but our lawyers primarily serve ordinary individuals like yourself who have suffered grievous injury.

If you have been injured at your place of work and have been denied compensation, we suggest that you consider a third-party personal injury claim. For more information, contact the Lake Charles on-the-job injuries attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson at 337-436-6611 or toll free at 800-836-3702.

We take personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we get paid only if you get paid. Call for a free initial consultation.

We also help seriously injured workers file for Social Security Disability Insurance.

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