Personal Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge
Injuries can dramatically alter your way of life for a short amount of time or for years. Injuries are unexpected, expensive to treat, and almost always inconvenient. We understand that the burden of an injury or occupational disease is a serious trial. Our goal at Joseph H. Jolissaint is to provide client-centered and effective representation to Louisiana workers who fall victim to an injury or illness.
Personal Injury Lawsuits vs. Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits
Where you were injured is a huge indicator as to how we will handle your case. If you were injured at a public location, private residency, shopping market, school, hotel, airport, etc., then you will want to identify the party responsible for your accident and seek compensation from that party by filing a lawsuit. For example, if you are driving and are hit by another motorist who runs a red light, then you can sue the driver as the liable party for your injury.
Workers’ compensation cases always concern injuries or illnesses that take place at the workplace or while doing workplace activities. This means if you slip and fall in the lobby of your building or are injured in a car accident while driving the company vehicle, you can seek compensation from your employer and still sue the party responsible in a personal injury suit. All employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance so they can cover expenses for employees who are harmed.
Benefits of Personal Injury Compensation
If you are compensated for your injuries, you won’t have to worry about all the expenses you would otherwise have to pay out of pocket.
You can receive compensation for:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Damage to property
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses affiliated with the accident
- Lost wages during recovery
It is important to note that there are two types of damages in personal injury cases. You can receive general damages for emotional and physical pain and suffering, and special damages for the amount of the actual amount of money you’ve spent on medical treatment or will spend on medical costs affiliated with the injury.
You Have the Right to Sue
If you are injured and are currently working through your case, it is important to remember that you have the express right to sue. Our firm wants to make sure that you exercise your right to report an injury and get the compensation you deserve from your employer. Allow us to fight tenaciously for you through a negotiated settlement. We can also take your case to court if necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today and set up a free case evaluation if you want more information about how we can help with your case!