Houston, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana

Q: My job's office is in Texas but we're in Louisiana doing a job when I was hurt can I get benefits in Louisiana?

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S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX

A: I'm not a Louisiana licensed lawyer, so you will need to consult with a lawyer licensed by the Louisiana bar to see if they would have concurrent jurisdiction over your claim. If you were hired or recruited in Texas then Texas will have jurisdiction. You can file your claim in Texas, and you can stay in Louisiana for your medical treatment. It is difficult, but not impossible, to find a Louisiana doctor willing to treat you under Texas workers' compensation rules. Let me know if I can help.

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