Slidell, LA asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana

Q: Maci is a waitress at a bar.b She is required to be at the bar promptly at 5:45 for a pre-staff meeting.

While on her way she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was not at fault. Maci suffered soft tissue injuries. Did Maci suffer a compensable injury pursuant to Louisian Workers comp guidelines? Why or why not?

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Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Marksville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Generally, someone is not entitled to worker's compensation benefits if injured traveling to or from work. While there are some exceptions to the rule, your scenario does not appear to apply to any of them.

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