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      RS 23:1316.1     


§1316.1. Confirmation of preliminary default

            A. A preliminary default on behalf of any party at interest must be confirmed by proof of the demand sufficient to establish a prima facie case. If no answer or other pleading is filed timely, this confirmation may be made after two days, exclusive of holidays, from the entry of the preliminary default.

            B. A prima facie case shall include but not be limited to proof of the following:

            (1) The employee's average weekly wage.

            (2) The existence of an employer-employee relationship at the time of the work-related accident.

            (3) The occurrence of an accident arising out of and in the course of the employment, or the existence of an occupational disease.

            (4) Entitlement to benefits under the provisions of this Chapter.

            C. Medical evidence shall include oral testimony or certified medical records from all treating and all examining health care providers. All other evidence may be presented by sworn affidavit.

            Acts 1991, No. 731, §1; Acts 1992, No. 761, §1; Acts 2004, No. 341, §1, eff. June 18, 2004; Acts 2017, No. 419, §3.

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