U.S. Department of Labor Releases New AWW Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation,  recently released a preliminary estimate of the national average weekly wage for the period commencing... More

Purely Emotional Injuries Under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law?

Can a claimant recover for purely emotional injuries under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law if he suffered no physical contact or injury? This... More

Payment of a Scheduled Award After PTD to PPD Conversion

The Benefits Review Board recently addressed the payment of a scheduled hearing loss impairment rating when a Claimant is simultaneously receiving disability benefits for... More

The Supreme Court Addresses Attorneys Fees and the Lodestar

On April 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States released a significant attorney fee decision: Perdue v. Kenny A.  This decision, which... More