The Tale of the Fraudulent Concubine

An Employee of D&D Drilling was purportedly electrocuted during the course and scope of his employment.  A claim for death benefits was filed by... More

Court Addresses Standard for Replacing Medical Equipment

Claimant, John Berry, was injured in 1986 while working for the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and soon after began receiving workers’ compensation... More

Fighting Liability and Presenting Poor Experts Lead to Unanticipated Expenses

On June 10, 2011, the M/V Salvation, a steel-hulled tug owned and operated by the defendant struck the Ekwata, a vessel that was privately... More

Appointment to New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court

Catrice Johnson-Reid was recently appointed to the bench of New Orleans Workers’ Compensation Court. She will conduct hearings and render decisions in the Eastern... More

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