When a workers compensation claim is denied in Louisiana, the injured worker has the option to appeal the claim to Louisiana Workforce Commission’s  Office of Workers Compensation Administration (OWCA) where it is heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ).  The OWCA is divided into nine divisions, each of which covers a certain region of the state.  Appeals from decisions of the OWCA are filed in the Circuit Court of Appeal that has jurisdiction over the particular workers compensation district.

The administrative office of the OWCA can be reached at:

P.O. Box 94040
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Telephone: 225-342-7970, 800-201-2499
Facsimile: 225-342-4790

The following is a list and contact info for each of Louisiana’s OWCA District Offices:

owca district offices

District 1 West

9234 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport LA 71106

Telephone: 318-676-5331, 800-209-7173
Facsimile: 318-676-5332

District 1 East

1401 Hudson Lane, Suite 301
Monroe, LA 71201

Telephone: 318-362-3078, 800-209-7321
Facsimile: 318-362-3083

District 2

3724 Government Street
Alexandria, LA 71302

Telephone: 318-487-5966, 800-209-7329
Facsimile: 318-767-6085

District 3

120 W. Pujo Street, Suite 200
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Telephone: 337-214-6800, 888-768-8745
Facsimile: 337-491-2208

District 4

556 Jefferson Street, First Floor
Lafayette, LA 70501

Telephone: 337-262-1057, 800-209-7174
Facsimile: 337-262-1106

District 5

224 Florida Boulevard, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Telephone: 225-219-4378, 800-209-7175
Facsimile: 225-219-4377

District 6

190 New Camellia Boulevard, Suite 101
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Telephone: 985-792-5926, 888-575-6149
Facsimile: 985-792-5925

District 7

880 West Commerce Road, Suite 401
Harahan, LA 70123

Telephone: 504-736-8606, 866-253-5830
Facsimile: 504-736-8608

District 8

1450 Poydras Street, Suite 838
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: 504-568-6952, 800-209-7232
Facsimile: 504-568-8706

District 9

8026 Main Street, Suite 404
Houma, LA 70360

Telephone: 985-857-3775, 800-262-1497
Facsimile: 985-857-3781