OSHA Revises Rules and Regulations on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has implemented new rules with respect to its recording and reporting regulations under 29 CFR 1904.  The... More

Advanced Technology from U.S. Military will soon find its way into Commercial Diving Operations

The United State Navy has developed the Divers Augmented Vision Display, which is a high-resolution, heads-up display installed directly into a diver’s helmet.  The... More

Implementation and Concerns Pertaining to the IMO’s Verified Gross Mass Regulations

The International Maritime Organization’s (“IMO”) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention will become legally binding on July 1, 2016.  The... More

Plaintiff’s Construction Defect Claims Against Offshore Spar Manufacturer Dismissed

In June 2011, an offshore worker was injured on a spar (a floating platform shaped like a giant buoy) on the outer continental shelf when he... More

Fifth Circuit Holds “Zone of Danger” Test Not Applicable Under the LHWCA

In a recent unpublished opinion, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s award of benefits to a longshoreman who... More

Fifth Circuit Weighs in on P&I Insurance Coverage Dispute

Following a verdict in favor a Jones Act seaman, Larry Naquin, for injuries he sustained in a land-based crane accident, an insurance coverage dispute... More

Clean-Up Responder Defendants Dismissed from Deepwater Horizon Multi-District Litigation

On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon rig sank following numerous fires and explosions resulting from a loss of well control.  Oil subsequently discharged... More

Fifth Circuit Reverses Benefits Review Board’s Finding that Claimant Successfully Invoked Section 20(a) Presumption

In a newly-published decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in BIS Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP and Joseph Meeks, No. 15-60148 reversed the... More

5th Circuit Finds Record Insufficient to Confirm OCSLA Situs in Indemnity Dispute

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed the situs requirement of a personal injury claim arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands... More

U.S. 9th Circuit Sides with Claimant’s Counsel in Attorney Fee Dispute

Recently, in the case of Shirrod v. Director, OWCP et al., a Claimant’s attorney appealed the decision of the ALJ, which was affirmed by... More