Settling Workers’ Compensation Claims When a Worker Can’t Return to Work

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Show Me the Money! Workers’ Compensation Claims

The objective of every workers’ compensation system is to provide an injured worker with reasonable and necessary medical care and wage replacement while they... More

Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates Under LHWCA Adjusted Effective October 1, 2023

Section 6(b)(3) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides that prior to October 1 of each year, based on the national... More

The Biggest Loser – Workers’ Comp?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Which Workers’ Compensation Law Applies?

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava M. Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News and... More

Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”

In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the... More

Second Injury Funds: The Benefit in Hiring Injured Workers

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News. Their most... More

Return to Work Concerns With Injured Workers

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava Wolf are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article... More

DOL Issues Maximum and Minimum Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice No. 194 Maximum and Minimum Compensation rates Adjusted Effective October 1, 2022 The annual adjustment to the National... More

Ninth Circuit Approves Suspension of Benefits for Claimant Who Refuses to Attend Defense Medical Evaluation

In a recent longshore case, Miken v. ICTSI Oregon, Inc., No. 20-71272 (Ninth Cir. January 13, 2022), the Ninth Circuit approved the suspension of benefits... More