ALJ Finds Post-Promotion Wages Controlling for DBA Claimant

A recent decision from the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) in Wells v. Mantech Corp., 2017-LDA-00239 (December 4, 2018) addressed the proper calculation... More

Benefits Review Board Affirms Denial of LHWCA Death Benefits

In a recent case, Hale v. BAE Systems, BRB No. 17-0523 (October 10, 2018), the Benefits Review Board (BRB) affirmed the denial of death... More

BRB Vacates Award for Pre-Controversion Attorney’s Fees in Hearing Loss Case

The Benefits Review Board (“BRB”) recently entered a Decision and Order reversing an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) award of attorney’s fees on a disputed... More

BRB Affirms Award Widow’s DBA Death Benefits

The Benefits Review Board (“BRB”) recently entered a Decision and Order in Dill v. Service Employees International (BRB No. 18-0014, October 11, 2018), affirming the... More

OALJ Decision Analyzing Average Weekly Wage Important for Defense Base Act Cases

A recent decision from the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) addressed the interplay between Section 10(i) and Section 10(c) of the Longshore &... More

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Claimant’s Right to Future LHWCA Benefits

A recent case decided by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Parfait v. Director, OWCP and Performance Energy Services, has affirmed the denial of Claimant’s... More

Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average... More

The Extent of Employers’ Obligations to Employees Continues to be Dynamic

From a defense perspective, the most common concern with defending a workers’ compensation claim is not whether the employee is entitled to benefits, but... More

OSHA Issues Memorandum Outlining Acceptable Standards For Silicia In Maritime Industry

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a memorandum outlining new standards for general industry and maritime requiring employers to limit work... More

DOL Implements New Rule Addressing Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation program has implemented a new rule addressing provisions on maximum and minimum compensation rates payable under... More