Insurer Labels Fiance as "Concubine" to Avoid Paying Benefits
A woman and her newborn are entitled to survivor benefits after death of fiance and father, but employer does not have to pay for mishandling the WC claim.
A court of appeal in Louisiana has decided that a woman and her newborn are entitled to survivor benefits after her fiancé and the baby’s father died in a tragic workplace accident, but the employer does not have to pay penalties in an alleged mishandling of the workers’ compensation claim. The case is Perez v. Irby Constr. Co., 2020 La. App. LEXIS 153.
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