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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: i need to know what this title 23 entails for me to get workers compensation for my home improvement business.

I'm starting a home improvement LLC. To register with the state licensing board for contractors I need proof of at least $100,000 in liability insurance and workers compensation insurance in accordance with title 23 of LA revised statutes of 1950. I need to know what that entails for when I... Read more »

Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
answered on May 22, 2017

The state licensing board wants to see that you are qualified (its test requirement) and have some, limited assets - including the financial starting funds and insurance policies -- to protect not only any workers that you hire (or that are uninsured), but also any third person that might be harmed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: My insurance has denied a medical surgery procedure.

If I hire an attourney and it is proven that I do need this procedure, do I pay out of pocket or does my insurance cover my attourney costs.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 13, 2016

Depends on your state's law regarding "bad faith" . Contact a member of the Louisiana Assn for Justice who handles insurance bad faith. In the meantime be sure they put the reason for their denial in writing.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations on filing a workman's comp. claim for a re-injury from a previous wc injury?
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet
answered on Oct 11, 2012

Each state has their own law. You should contact a California attorney. In some states it is a good idea to file a new case on the aggravation and then consolidate the current case if one is filed. I only practice in Illinois. You should contact a LA attorney immediately because statute of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Q: On workers compensation light duity can I except employment with an other company and still recieve medical compensation
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
answered on Feb 18, 2012

If you are on WC benefits, then obtaining a light duty job would reduce these benefits. You should check with a lawyer in your state to see if this would be the case in your state. I have practiced WC law in Virginia for 35 years.

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