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Claiming compensation after being injured as a restaurant worker

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2020 | Firm News

The majority of workers in the United States have the right to gain compensation if they become injured, and restaurant workers are no exception. However, you must take action to gain workers’ compensation within a certain time frame if you want to be successful. This is why you must understand how the law applies in the state in which you were injured.

The following article will focus on workers’ compensation law as it applies to restaurant and bar workers in Louisiana. By reading this article, you will be better informed of your rights and how you can effectively take action to gain the workers’ compensation that you deserve.

What are the first steps I should take after being injured as a restaurant worker?

If you are injured while working in a restaurant, you should prioritize getting the necessary medical attention. After you have done this, you must give notice of your injury to your employer. In most cases, you have 30 days in which to do this.

What happens after I have notified my employer of my injury?

Your employer has the legal obligation to provide you with the appropriate workers’ compensation forms within 24 hours of notifying them of your injury. They must do this even if they personally don’t think that you will be able to make a successful claim.

What workers’ compensation benefits will I be able to receive?

If you can show that the damages caused were a result of injuries you acquired from conduction work-related activities, you will be able to gain compensation for all medical expenses relating to the injury. In addition, you may be able to gain back a certain percentage of wages lost during your recovery time, depending on the amount of time you needed to recover.

What types of injuries are covered?

Both mental and physical injuries are covered under workers’ compensation law in Louisiana. However, mental injuries should be linked to a physical injury or unexpected and extraordinary stress caused by your employment.

If you have been injured as a restaurant worker in Louisiana, you should not delay taking action to get the compensation that you deserve. Failing to do so could lead you to struggle financially.