Appeals Panel: Trucker's Only Remedy Is With Workers' Compensation

Appeals Panel: Trucker's Only Remedy Is With Workers' Compensation

GRETNA, La. - A truck driver who claims that he was splashed with refinery tank residue containing benzene may not bring suit under Louisiana law, the state's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal said in an Oct. 30 decision affirming a lower court's holding, but may avail himself only of the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act (LWCA) (Vincent E. Johnson v. Motiva Enterprises LLC, et al., No. 13-CA-305, La. App., 5th Cir.; 2013 La. App. LEXIS 2196).

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