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Ouch! What to Do with Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Getting injured on the job or acquiring an occupational illness can put a person out of work indefinitely. Paying both your medical and household bills will become overwhelming quickly. Our workers’ compensation attorneys here at Morrow, Gates & Morrow understand the obstacles that you and your family face when you want to work, but it’s physically impossible for you to do your job due to a work-related accident or illness.

Limitations Periods

Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation Act requires you to give your employer notice of your injury or occupational illness within 30 days of the date of discovering it. After that, if you haven’t received any benefits, you have one year to file a petition for workers’ compensation benefits. There are exceptions to this rule, but a petition for benefits isn’t generally allowed if isn’t filed more than two years after the date of the injury or onset of the illness.

Timing is crucial

Given the short notice and limitations periods for workers’ compensation claims under Louisiana law, you’ll want to contact our Opelousas personal injury law firm right away after any work-related injury. With our 75 years of successful Louisiana workers’ compensation work, we’re perfectly placed to advise you on what you need to do, how you need to do it, and when you need to do it by.

Contact Morrow, Gates & Morrow

Know workers’ compensation insurers want you to make your claim on your own. Mistakes can be made without the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. There are specific deadlines and paperwork that must be filled out, most are time sensitive. If a deadline is missed, it’s frustrating to deal with that on your own. Contacting a trusted attorney at Morrow, Gates & Morrow is in your best interest while dealing with these challenges.

If you or a family member suffered a work-related injury or illness in southern Louisiana, contact us to schedule free  your consultation and case evaluation on your concerns.


If your Workers’ Comp claim has been denied, we can help.

If you suffered a work-related injury but your Workers’ Comp claim or benefits have been wrongfully denied, our attorneys are here to help. We have a great deal of experience and knowledge of the rules and nuances of Workers’ Compensation law. We will work closely with you and give you the individualized attention needed to get the Workers’ Comp benefits you deserve.

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