Employee Benefits Cut for Failing to Follow Rehabilitation Order

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision reducing the claimant’s compensation benefits by 50% due to the claimant’s... More

Limitation of Liability Claim Dismissed as Time Barred

The Limitation Act allows a vessel owner to limit liability for damage or injury to the value of the vessel or the owner’s interest... More

Employment Insufficient to Trigger Application of the LHWCA

A worker was injured while working in a grassy area between thirty and one hundred feet from a boat launching ramp being built on... More

Geographical Proximity is Not the Only Factor in Deciding OCSLA Jurisdiction

Robert Lewis, Jr. filed suit under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), alleging injuries to his left elbow, cervical spine, and lumbar spine as... More

Louisiana Ranked 19th in Economic Growth

New figures released by the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis demonstrated that Louisiana’s economy grew by 1.9% in 2014.  Nationwide growth in 2014 was... More

Court Mandates MSA Incorporation into Workers’ Compensation Settlement

An injured worker settled his workers’ compensation claim out of court.  The settlement terms included a provision that a Medicare Set-Aside (“MSA”) be submitted to... More

Allowing Defective Cylinder to be Refilled was Negligent, but not Intentional

Plaintiff, an employee of Airgas-Southwest, Inc., was injured when his co-worker attempted to refill a cylinder with compressed gas because the co-worker was unaware... More

Astronomical Hospital Mark-Ups Results in Higher Premiums

A study posted in the Journal of Health Affairs concluded that many U.S. hospitals will often charge ten times the cost of a procedure – a... More

Manifest Error Standard Proves Difficult to Overcome

Claimant suffered a work accident on January 8, 2013 in which she fell out of her office chair injuring her left shoulder.  It was... More

Taxi Service Rebuts Presumption that one of its Drivers was an Employee

La. R.S. 23:1044 states that “[a] person rendering service for another in any trades, businesses or occupations covered by this Chapter is presumed to... More