Temp workers and part-timers are covered, but independent contractors are not
This could be bad news for workers' comp back injury claims
State law protects anyone injured on the job.
We've made progress, but we can do better.
Work-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. are about one-third of what they were in 1970, thanks largely to OSHA and state safety programs. Despite great progress, an average of 13 American workers still die on the job every day and hundreds more suffer disabling injuries. So many of these accidents are completely preventable.
Your rights as an injured worker are protected.
The whole purpose of workers' compensation in Louisiana is to help injured workers get the medical care and benefits they need, regardless of fault. Generally, this means that you may be entitled to workers' comp benefits even if your carelessness or negligence led to, or contributed to, your work-related injuries. In fact, nowhere in Louisiana's Workers' Compensation Act does it mention an exclusion for careless workers.