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

OWC Applies Annual Increase to Benefit Rates

Effective September 1, 2016, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workers’ Compensation will increase its minimum and maximum compensation rates.  The new maximum compensation... 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

OSHA Delays Implementation of Recording and Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) previously implemented new rules whereby certain employers would be required to electronically submit injury and illness data... More

National Football League Players Allowed to Maintain Class Action Suit

United States District Court Judge William Alsip recently denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by the widow of a former... More

Terrebonne Parish Man Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office recently announced that its General Investigations Unit for Workers’ Compensation Fraud arrested Corbert Rodrigue of Montegut, Louisiana.  Rodrigue was... More

Chiropractor Sentenced for Receiving Kickbacks and Money Laundering

A Texas chiropractor, Garry Wayne Craighead, was sentenced to to fourteen years in federal prison for receiving over $17 million in kickbacks in exchange for... More

OSHA Revises Rules and Regulations on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has implemented new rules with respect to its recording and reporting regulations under 29 CFR 1904.  The... More

Third Circuit Affirms OWC Judge’s Finding of Fraud

In January 2014, Claimant injured her neck while using a nail gun to build a shipping crate in the course of her employment.  Employer... More

Court Reverses Denial of Pro Se Claimant’s Motion For New Trial

Claimant was working as an electrician for his uncle’s company when, in 2013, he was electrically shocked for several seconds.  As a result, Claimant... More