Collateral Source Rule Applies to Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments—or Does It?

In a personal injury case, the collateral-source rule bars a tortfeasor, a defendant, from reducing his liability by the amount the plaintiff recovers from... More

Louisiana GAME ON Task Force Working to End Misclassification of Workers

GAME ON, an acronym for Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network, has had some significant successes recently. The Louisiana statewide, multi-agency task force was... More

Felony Charges for Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Texas

Two individuals from Texas pleaded no contest to felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity involving workers’ compensation healthcare fraud.  The charges were... 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

Recent Studies Show Surge in Black Lung Disease

Researchers from the University of Chicago recently released a study that confirmed that more coal miners in central Appalachia have suffered from black lung... More

Court Declines to Apply “Coming and Going” Rule

It is axiomatic that under most modern workers’ compensation regimes, an employee has the right to recover workers’ compensation benefits when injured by an... More

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports on Median Earnings

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median weekly earnings of the United States’s 114.9 million full-time workers were $859 for the third... More

Undocumented Workers as Workers’ Compensation Beneficiaries

With illegal immigration and the presence of undocumented workers within the workforce being a long-standing political issue, the question may arise whether or not... 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

Second Circuit Finds Award of Surgery by OWC Premature

Claimant was employed as a delivery truck driver.  While unloading an extremely heavy laundry bin, the bin tilted over onto Claimant, injuring his neck,... More