Representing Injured Workers Across Louisiana

An injury suffered on the job can cause you and your family a great deal of uncertainty. In addition to the pain and suffering of the injury, you are probably worried about how you can continue to make ends meet, pay your bills and take care of your family if you are unable to work for an extended period.

At Saunders & Chabert, we represent injured workers in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. Our attorneys have nearly 25 years of combined experience in personal injury and workers' compensation law, and are dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly by your employer and your employer's insurance company.

Arrange a free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys at Saunders & Chabert, call 225-341-5739 or toll free 888-815-1974.

Understanding Louisiana Workers' Compensation Law

In Louisiana, as in other states, a worker who is injured on the job — in an industrial plant accident or while driving a commercial vehicle — can file a workers' comp claim. These claims are designed to provide funds for:

  • Replacement of lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Reimbursement for miles driven to and from the doctor
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Vocational training, if you can no longer perform your job and need to find other work

Third-Party Claims

It is important to realize that the workers' compensation system is the only recourse for workers hurt by the actions of an employer or co-worker. However, if you were hurt due to the negligence of a third party, you may be able to pursue additional compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit.

Examples of third-party claims could include a suit against the manufacturer of a defective drilling assembly on an oil rig, or against a subcontractor at a construction site. When you speak with one of our skilled lawyers, we can give you an idea of whether a third-party claim may be possible in your case. We will investigate the accident and uncover all potential sources of liability.

What Are Your Rights After A Work injury?

If you were injured on the job anywhere in Louisiana, the lawyers of Saunders & Chabert are ready to answer your questions about your rights and the workers' compensation process. For a free initial consultation send us an email.