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New Blog Post: Action to Nullify Workers’ Comp Settlement Came Six Years Too Late
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New Blog Post: Governor Edwards Announces WCAC Appointments - Governor John Bel Edwards announced appointments and replacements for the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC).  The WCAC is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the governor and the legislature on the implementation and administration of laws pertaining to the administration of workers’ compensation. Pierce D. Nunley, M.D., of Shreveport, was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. Dr. Nunley is ...
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New Blog Post: Zika in the Workplace - While cases of domestic transmission of the Zika virus have been limited to southern Florida, experts predict that the virus is likely to spread across the Gulf states, particularly in urban areas. Potentially making matters worse for Louisiana are the recent floods as any standing water that remains is fertile breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. Compounding that problem will be the ever presence of work crews in and around the...
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New Blog Post: OWC Applies Annual Increase to Benefit Rates - Effective September 1, 2016, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workers’ Compensation will increase its minimum and maximum compensation rates.  The new maximum compensation rate is $657.00 per week, and the new minimum compensation rate is $175.00. Below is the table of minimum and maximum compensation benefit rates s for the last five years:   Maximum Comp Minimum Comp Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012 592.00 158.00 Sept. ...
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New Blog Post: Police Officer’s Appeal For PTD Benefits Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction
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New Blog Post: Circumstantial Evidence Insufficient to Overcome Clearly Erroneous Standard of Review
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New Blog Post: Employers May Be Responsible for Airborne Hazards
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New Blog Post: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Reviewed - The Fifth Circuit was recently called to review a lower court judgment sustaining an Exception of Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Claimant was hired by a Texas Company to drive trucks in Oklahoma. While working for Employer in Oklahoma, Claimant was involved in a truck accident and injuried his back and elbow. Claimant filed a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act claim against Employer and its workers’ compensation carrier. Employer and Ca...
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New Blog Post: One Call Partners with Lyft for Non-Emergency Transportation
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New Blog Post: Civil Trial to Proceed Against Williams Olefins Plant
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New Blog Post: LWC Office Closures Due to Flooding - The LWC headquarters in Baton Rouge are closed today – Monday, August 15, 2016.  In addition to the headquarters closure, the LWC offices in the following parishes are also closed:  West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Washington, Ascension, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Pointe Coupee, Livingston, East Feliciana and West Feliciana. Work search and reemployment requirements for unemployment insurance claimants in affected areas are waived for this week....
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New Blog Post: Sedentary Work Ability Means No Permanent Total Disability
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