Penalties Increase for Employers Under the LHWCA

As of January 23, 2019, three monetary penalties for employers under the LHWCA have increased in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment... More

Under DBA, Petitions for Review With Circuit Court Should Be Filed Where District Director is Located

The Ninth Circuit previously issued dictum in Pearce v. Dir., Off. of Workers’ Compen. Programs stating that a petition for review of a compensation order... More

Benefits Review Board Confirms Administrative Law Judges May Compel Claimants to Sign Medical Release Forms

In a recent case, Mugerwa v. Aegis Defense Services, BRB No. 17-0407 (4/27/18), the Benefits Review Board upheld an administrative law judge’s decision to... More

Third Circuit Dismisses Inmate’s Electric Shock Claim

Claimant was employed as an electrician’s helper as part of Rapides Parish’s work release program. Claimant alleged that, on September 25, 2012,  he received... More