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Court Curtails Use of Physician Dispensed Medication

A recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision curtails the use of physician dispensed medication. In Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic v. LUBA, LUBA refused to... More

Unwitnessed Accident Found Compensable

Claimant, Jerry Perez, while working as an airplane mechanic for Employer, Express Jet, when he began to experience pain in his neck and down... More

Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement Excluded Under Uninsured Motorist Policy

Two parties, the Forgeys and Ms. Maynor, were involved in an automobile collision on approximately January 30, 2009. The Forgeys contended that the collision... More

Untimely Attorney Fee Application Mandates Return of Attorney Fees

On April 24, 2011, claimant suffered an injury while in the course and scope of his employment with Ash Timber Company. The claimant retained... More

Employer and Claimant May Both Choose an FCE Provider

Claimant injured her back when she lifted a patient while working as a nursing assistant.  Claimant initially received conservative treatment which was not effective. ... More

The LWC Fares Well in the Recent Decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeal

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission came out on top (not once, but twice), following the recent decision of the First Circuit Court... More

Sanctions and Fees: OWC Does Not Always Have Jurisdiction

Defendant, a medical facility, initially filed three disputed claims against Employer with the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWC) because they had not been paid... More

Third Circuit Affirms OWC Judge’s Finding of Fraud

In January 2014, Claimant injured her neck while using a nail gun to build a shipping crate in the course of her employment.  Employer... More

Who’s Driving that Car?

As technology evolves, so does the law by which it is governed. One of the latest trends to arise from the tech community is... More

New OWC Filing Fees Published

New Office of Workers’ Compensation filing fees were published in the May Louisiana Register. Filing a Form 1008 is now $50, as is a Form... More