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