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Employer Can't Take Direct Appeal of Determination of Timeliness of Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 458 | 0 | 0 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not take a direct appeal from an interlocutory ruling from the workers’ compensation court as to the timeliness of a worker’s claim filing. Case: Dupuis v. Avoyelles Parish Correctional Center, No. WCA 17-999, 12/13/2017, published. Facts: Heather Dupuis worked for the Avoyelles Correctional Center. She filed a workers’ compensation claim in May 2017 based on an incident with the warden, Nate Cain, that had allegedly occurred in September 2015. Dupuis claimed that Cain had verbally abused and physically threatened he...

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