NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.
Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.
The recent case of Clavier v. Coburn Supply Co., 2016-0625 (La. 06/27/2017) addressed the issue of choice of functional capacity evaluation (FCE). For the first time, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on the payment of such an FCE. The Employer had obtained an FCE and the claimant apparently disagreed with the results, and she sought an order from the workers’ compensation judge compelling Employer to pay for an FCE of the claimant’s choosing. When the judge denied the request, claimant ultimately pursued her appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court. The Court denied the request and found that claimant was not entitled to an FCE with her choice of provider at Employer’s cost; Employer could not be required to pay for an FCE with her choice of provider.