Louisiana Third Circuit Upholds Awards for Supplemental Earning Benefits in Gradual Hearing Loss Claims

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently upheld awards for supplemental earning benefits in three workers’ compensation claims where claimants alleged occupational noise-induced... More

Second Injury Funds: The Benefit in Hiring Injured Workers

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava Wolf are co-authors of an “Attorney Analysis” workers’ compensation column for Reuters Legal News. Their most... More

Return to Work Concerns With Injured Workers

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate Ava Wolf are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article... More

COVID, Cajuns and Raw Oysters: A Tale of Business Interruption Insurance

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, there has been a brewing and boiling conflict between business owners and their insurers. Did... More

Reimbursement Schedule for Surgical Implants Continues to Result in High Costs for Employers and Carriers in Louisiana Workers’ Compensation

The recent billing dispute case of McDonnell v. Renegade Oil Tools, Inc.,[1] shows once again how difficult it is for employers and carriers to... More

Combating Medical Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Managing Member Alan G. Brackett and Associate JoAnn Hymel are co-authors of the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their most recent article,... More

Louisiana Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

On March 29, 2022, a Louisiana physician pled guilty to conspiring to violate multiple federal statutes in connection with a scheme to defraud both... More

Federal Fifth Circuit Affirms Finding of Statutory Employer Relationship Between Mill and Contractor Based on Express Language of Contract

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a finding in favor of a local containerboard mill, that... More

Claimant’s Age, Experience, Education, and Ability to be Retrained Must be Considered Before Modifying Indemnity Benefits

In a recent Third Circuit workers’ compensation case, Guidroz v. Walmart Stores, Inc., the court ruled that a claimant’s age, experience, education, and ability... More

Employer Liability for ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19 Infections

Members Alan G. Brackett and Daniel P. Sullivan are co-writers for the “Attorney Analysis” column for Reuters Legal News. Their article, “Employer Liability for... More