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Worker Can Recover From 3rd Party Even Though Carrier Paid Medical Bills

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 297 | 0 | 17 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of medical costs from a third-party tortfeasor responsible for causing his injuries even though the comp carrier had already paid the costs. Case: Howard v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., No. 2017 CA 1221, 02/16/2018, published. Facts: Ernest "EJ" Howard Jr. suffered injuries in a car accident while traveling on the Evangeline Thruway in November 2014. Howard was driving a vehicle owned by his employer and was within the course and scope of his employment with Doug Ashy Building Materials. The other...

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