Louisiana law makes it clear that a dog’s owner is strictly liable if they cause injury to a person, including a worker on the premises.
Not only can you make a claim against the homeowner, but you may be able to recover immediate expenses for medical costs and lost wages through worker’s compensation.
Under Louisiana’s worker’s compensation laws, you have the right to choose your own physician for treatment, up to $750 in care.
If you require emergency treatment that exceeds that amount, worker’s comp will generally cover it.
Outside of emergencies, after that amount, your employer’s health insurance plan must approve the physician. Sometimes disputes arise between an employer’s approved physician and your doctor.
Needless to say, injuries resulting from a dog bite while working in a home can cause complicated situations that require experienced legal help.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve helped injured people in New Orleans recover more than $100,000,000 in damage awards and settlements in our 30 years of practice.
Don’t wait and let important deadlines slip by. Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans dog bite attorney.