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U.S. Department of Labor Releases New AWW Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation,  recently released a preliminary estimate of the national average weekly wage for the period commencing... More

Purely Emotional Injuries Under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law?

Can a claimant recover for purely emotional injuries under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law if he suffered no physical contact or injury? This... More

Payment of a Scheduled Award After PTD to PPD Conversion

The Benefits Review Board recently addressed the payment of a scheduled hearing loss impairment rating when a Claimant is simultaneously receiving disability benefits for... More

The Supreme Court Addresses Attorneys Fees and the Lodestar

On April 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States released a significant attorney fee decision: Perdue v. Kenny A.  This decision, which... More

Which Court Has Jurisdiction for DBA Claims?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently addressed the Defense Base Act’s Judicial Proceedings provision, 42 U.S.C. § 1653(b), to determine... More

What is the War Hazards Compensation Act?

In modern warfare, military contractors play a large and vital role in support of the United States military. Based upon the greater presence of... More