Is it Bad to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Filing timely workers’ comp claims is always the best course of action, ensuring injured workers receive the care they need. Whether you’re a first time employee or seasoned professional, understanding the claims process can help you make best decision for your future.
2022 Louisiana Loyal Service Project with Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
CC’s Service Project aims to increase awareness of food insecurity and provide employees and agent partners the opportunity to meaningfully engage in bettering the community through service hours and donations.
Maximizing Your Workers’ Comp Benefits: 4 Reasons to Report Claims Promptly
When it comes to claim reporting, time is of the essence. Prompt reporting provides benefits such as better care for the injured worker, reduced cost, and a lower likelihood of litigation.
Online Safety Training Courses
This Safety Services resource is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) that allows policyholders to select from an extensive catalog of content and deliver computer-based safety training and curriculum customized to the specific needs of your workplace.
Safety Services Request Form
Need to get in touch with our Safety Services team or request access to safety resources? Fill out the form and provide as many details as possible regarding your request, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
2021 NCCI Miscellaneous Values & Ownership Payroll Limitation Summary
LWCC uses the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Miscellaneous Values and the Ownership Payroll Limitation Summary for all new and renewal business. Please access the current Miscellaneous Values and the Ownership Payroll Limitation Summary for 2021 here.
Developing a Written Safety Plan: A Guide
A successful safety program should reflect the philosophy and attitude of the organization regarding the workplace safety of its workforce. LWCC Safety Service’s Consultants on Call can assist in identifying the fundamentals to create and sustain an effective workplace safety program.
Safety Support Document Library
Employee educational awareness is a key method to reducing injury frequency and severity in the workplace. Periodic safety meeting guides on hazard identification and abatement can lead to increased safety on the job. Our library on various safety topics can provide additional resources to reduce employee injuries.
Maximizing Pandemic Downtime: A Focus on Safety
Before you open your doors for business, the LWCC Safety Services Team reminds business leaders to take advantage of the fact that many companies currently have few, if any, employees on-site.
Fireworks Safety: Don't Get Burned!
While spectacular to see up close, fireworks are explosives that can and will burn you if you’re not careful. Our Safety Services Team has compiled a list of safety tips in the interest of keeping every Louisiana citizen safe.
Drug Free Workplaces: Spread Awareness, Make a Plan.
LWCC stands with the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, a division of Drug Free America Foundation, to promote the annual observance of National Drug-Free Work Week from October 12 – 16.
New Year, New Safety Resolutions
Many of us set resolutions for the new year ranging from minor goals to major lifestyle changes. Do you make resolutions for your company or your job? LWCC encourages you to head into 2021 with a focus on safety. A safe workplace is a more productive one.
Distracted Driving: Not Worth the Risks
When thinking of distracted driving, we immediately think of talking or texting on a cell phone. Although that is a major source of distraction across drivers, there are other ways a driver’s attention can be diverted.
Be Proactive this Hurricane Season
Following an active 2020 season, with 2 major storms making landfall in Southwest Louisiana, it is important that businesses properly prepare. The best time for this is before the threat is imminent.
First Report of Injury (Longshore)
Employees injured while engaged in maritime employment upon the navigable waters of the United States require the completion of Form LS-202. Timeliness is especially important with longshore reporting.
How to Report a Workers’ Comp Claim
Getting injuries reported immediately, within one hour, even if you do not have all of the necessary information about the claim is critical. Every day you delay reporting an injury can substantially increase claim costs, which potentially can drive up your premium.
Second Injury Fund (SIF Questionnaire)
The Second Injury Fund (SIF) is a state-administered program that may reimburse part of a claim when an employee with a permanent pre-existing condition is subsequently injured on the job.
How to Identify the Right Agent for You
Working with the right insurance agent is a great way to ensure you have an advisor who can properly guide you on the insurance policies you need. Here we’ll outline some basic information on how to choose an insurance agent that will work best for you.
Employee Certificate of Compliance (Form LWC-WC-2025.EE)
The Employee Certificate of Compliance (Form LWC-WC-2025.EE) is a legal form released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission - a government authority operating within Louisiana. Injured workers are statutorily required to fill out this form and return to their Claims rep for Lost Time Claims.
Consultants on Call
LWCC’s experienced safety professionals can assist you in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace accidents. Our Safety Services Consultants are available to conduct onsite evaluations, provide consultations, explain our free safety resources and offer recommendations to reduce exposures—at no extra charge to you.
Online Safety Training Courses
Do you need formal or documented safety training for your employees? LWCC Safety Services has a resource to help accomplish this need and can provide certificates of completion or spreadsheets for your records.
Safety Video Lending Library- Streaming and DVD Formatted Titles
LWCC policyholders can utilize safety videos free of charge through our Safety Video Lending Library program. Hundreds of safety titles are available in both Streaming and DVD format and in multiple languages. Register once and enjoy unlimited views of up to 5 selected titles per month.
Mobile Safety Training Center
Do you need to train a large number of employees in a short period of time and do not have the resources? LWCC’s Go Safe mobile training center may be a solution to your delima. Check with your Safety Services Consultant to determine how this resource may solve your safety education requirements.
Virtual Driver Simulator
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roadway transportation incidents account for more fatal workplace fatalities each year than any other cause. LWCC’s interactive virtual driver simulation tool allows employees to experience behind the wheel situations without being on the road.
Sample Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Do you have a written drug and alcohol policy for your organization to address accidents and intoxication? Louisiana law provides an employer the right to require employees to submit to drug testing if they are injured on the job. Case law exists that the presumptions do not apply unless an employer has a written and promulgated drug policy.
Injured Worker First Fill Prescription Form (English & Spanish)
In the event of a workplace injury that requires medication, completing this form can assist in providing the injured eligible prescriptions for first-fill at no cost of their own.