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Court Revives Brain-Injured Logger's Comp Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 163 | 0 | 0 min read

A Louisiana appellate court revived a brain-injured logger’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits against his alleged statutory employer, finding that a triable issue of fact made summary judgment inappropriate. Case: Fee v. Pineville Forest Products, Nos. 2017 CA 0501 and 2017 CA 0502, 11/01/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Walter Fee worked for the B&W Logging Co. He suffered a permanent and disabling brain injury when a tree limb landed on his head while he was at work in May 2007. The accident occurred while Fee was conducting logging operations on a pi...

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