Title 23. Labor and Workers’ Compensation

Chapter 10. Workers’ Compensation

Part IV. Administration of Claims

Subpart A-1. Notice of Injury or Accident; Reports


23:1307      Information to injured employee


Upon receipt of notice of injury from the employer or other indication of an injury reportable under R.S. 23:1306, the office shall mail immediately to the injured employee and employer a brochure which sets forth in clear understandable language a summary statement of the rights, benefits, and obligations of employers and employees under this Chapter, together with an explanation of the operations of the office, and shall invite the employer and employee to seek the advice of the office with reference to any question or dispute which the employee has concerning the injury. Such brochure shall specifically state the procedure for requesting an additional medical opinion regarding a medical examination in the event a dispute arises as to the condition of the employee or the employee’s capacity to work and the procedure for appealing the denial of medical treatment to the medical director as provided in R.S. 23:1203.1. If such brochure has previously been mailed to an employer within the calendar year, the office shall not mail the employer an additional brochure unless the employer specifically requests it. 


Added by Acts 1983, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 1, § 1, eff. July 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1995, No. 246, § 1, eff. June 14, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 452, § 1, eff. June 22, 1997; Acts 2012, No. 235, § 1; Acts 2017, No. 381, § 2, eff. June 23, 2017.