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Employer Failed to Prove Entitlement to Credit

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 199 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a municipal employer failed to establish its entitlement to offset contributions to a retirement system from the amount of benefits owed to an injured worker, and that the employer had unreasonably contested the worker’s claim. Case: Sandifer v. Calcasieu Parish Public Works, No. 17-343, 11/22/2017, published. Facts: Robby Sandifer worked for the Calcasieu Parish Public Works Department. He injured his back while at work in August 2005. The parish conceded that the injury was compensable but disputed the extent of Sandifer’s di...

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