Find Rapides Parish Louisiana workers compensation offices, including the BWC and DWC. Workers compensation offices provide information on workmans comp, compensation claims, insurance, workers comp codes, WCB and WCAB case searches, and labor lawyers.
Injuries and illnesses that are not work related are not covered by Workers' Compensation. Employees may also be ineligible for benefits in cases where they have violated an employer's safety procedures or other policies, are found to have been intoxicated or using drugs, or were engaged in an illegal activity.Are all employees covered by Workers' Compensation?
No. Independent contractors are usually not covered by Workers' Compensation. Some states also exclude certain workers, such as farm workers or seasonal workers. Moreover, depending on the state, some employers may be exempt from the Workers' Compensation system.Is there a deadline for filing a workers' compensation claim?
Each state has its own deadlines for filing Workers' Compensation claims. Filing deadlines may be different for injury claims and work-related illness claims. The deadline for filing an insurance claim may also be different than the deadline for notifying the employer that an injury or illness has occurred.