LA Workers Comp Information

Find the latest news and information about Louisiana workers compensation insurance.

It is important for all business owners to know the rules and regulations associated with workers compensation in the state of Louisiana. For the most part all businesses in the state of Louisiana have to carry workers comp coverage. This includes those who only hire independent contractors and those businesses only hiring a few part time employees.

Some industries are exempt from the Workers Comp requirement, like the oil and gas, entertainment and airline industries. Here we try to provide information about all things related to Workers Compensation Insurance in the state of Louisiana.

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About Workers Compensation in Louisiana

Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration?

P.O. Box 94040
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9040
Phone: (225) 342-7555

Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation (LWCC)

The LWCC is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company and it is the largest carrier of workers' compensation coverage in the state of Louisiana. In 1992 the LWCC was created to stable the Workers' Compensation marketplace. Louisiana is a unique state that brings with it unique risks. Because of the location on the gulf and as a port for the Mississippi River there are industries in Louisiana that are not located anywhere else in the country. LWCC is there to provide for the business needs of the citizens of Louisiana when private insurance companies might pull out because of the unique risks this area faces.

What is Workers' Compensation?

The basic purpose of the Workers’ Compensation is to provide wage replacement benefits and medical treatment for employees who have been injured or become ill due to a work-related injury or illness. It prevents the employer from bearing the costs of injuries that occur during normal business operations.

Crop Duster Exception

Louisiana provides an exemption for the crews of any airplane working in dusting or spraying operations. Because agriculture is so heavy in rural Louisiana the state has made an exception for employers who have employees taking flights related to dusting or spraying operations.

How does workers comp help my business?

Your business benefits by not being liable for injuries that occur as a part of normal business operations. This applies whether the injury was the fault of the business or was caused by negligent actions of the employee.

Musicians and Performers Exemption

Because New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana are such an entertainment hub the state has come up with special exemptions for workers comp coverage for Musicians and other performers. It is not a requirement, for employers who employ musicians and other performers who are hired for individual performance contract, to carry work comp coverage.

How does workers comp help my employee?

Employees benefit from workers comp coverage by having lost wages covered while they are hurt or sick and not able to work. It also pays for medical costs they might incur as a result of the sickness or injury.

More Programs and Options

We're always working with our insurance carriers to develop specialized programs for a broad range of industry class codes. Our Target Programs are designed to streamline the underwriting process and help ensure we offer the lowest rates available anywhere.

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Louisiana Pay as You Go

Payment plans on your terms.

In Louisiana we offer a flexible payment option called Pay as You Go Workers' Compensaiton Coverage. We know how important cash-flow is to your business and we created this program with that in mind. The Pay as You Go Program lowers your up-front costs and offers you real-time monthly reporting for your premium payment.

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Visit NCCI for more resources and information about workers' compensation class codes. Visit United States Department of Labor for more information about government agencies managing workers compensation insurance rates.

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