Employers May Be Responsible for Airborne Hazards

Claimant was a school administrator who claimed to be exposed airborne construction debris from work that was being performed next door to her school... More

Ninth Circuit Denies Concurrent Compensation to DBA Claimant

In this claim for benefits brought under the Defense Base Act as an extension of the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Claimant alleged... More

Police Officer’s Appeal For PTD Benefits Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction

In January 2013, a Bogalusa police officer was injured in the course of his employment when his gun got caught on the steering wheel... More

Louisiana Offers Legal Protection to Police Officers and Firefighters

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill, Act 184, that serves to offer Louisiana’s police force additional legal protection amid a particularly turbulent... More

Circumstantial Evidence Insufficient to Overcome Clearly Erroneous Standard of Review

Decedent’s wife appealed the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s (“WCJ”) finding that she failed to establish her husband was in the course and scope of his... More

Sedentary Work Ability Means No Permanent Total Disability

Louisiana’s Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently considered a workers’ compensation judge’s (WCJ) denial of worker’s claim for total permanent disability. In Smith v. Highlines... More

Brass Knuckles Attack at Work: Purely Personal or Course and Scope?

Employee altercations may sometimes result in injuries that are compensable under the workers’ compensation law. In addition, depending on the circumstances of the altercation,... More

Don’t Misrepresent Prior Medical History – Louisiana’s Fraud Defense

In Louisiana, a Claimant who willfully and deliberately makes false statements for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits will create a bar to... More

Medical Evidence Supports Termination of Benefits

Claimant was injured in a motor vehicle accident in the course and scope of his employment while a passenger in one of Employer’s garbage... More

Unwitnessed Accident Found Compensable

Claimant, Jerry Perez, while working as an airplane mechanic for Employer, Express Jet, when he began to experience pain in his neck and down... More