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Work Injury Reports: Injured Louisiana Workers, OSHA and the Department of Labor

When an employee is injured on the job in Louisiana, his or her employer is required to report the injury.

For job injuries that fall under the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act, the employer the employer must timely complete LWC-WC-1007.pdf for purposes of providing work related accident and injury information to the State of Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation Administration.

For job injuries that fall under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the employer is required to timely report a REPORTABLE INJURY – Any accidental injury which causes loss of one or more shifts of work or death allegedly arising out of and in the course of employment, including any occupational disease or infection believed or alleged to have arisen naturally out of such employment, or as a natural or unavoidable result from an accidental injury. The injury is reported on LS-202 PDF.pdf

There are also OSHA reporting requirements. See PART 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses as well as other reporting requriements for employees that fall under other compensation systems.

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