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Infected Worker Gets Benefits, but Not Penalties or Fees

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 0

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for an infection she developed after receiving treatment for a compensable back injury, but she was not entitled to penalties or attorney fees. Case: Lenox v. Central Louisiana Spokes LLC, Nos. 22-134 and 22-160, 09/21/2022, published. Facts: Debra Lenox worked for Central Louisiana Spokes LLC at Renegade Harley-Davidson in Alexandria. On Nov. 22, 2016, Lenox reported feeling a “weird pinch" in her lumbar spine as she was retrieving some boots from a shelf. Spokes' human resources manager sent Lenox to t...

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