DOL Implements New Rule Addressing Compensation Rates Under LHWCA

The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation program has implemented a new rule addressing provisions on maximum and minimum compensation rates payable under... More

Recent Studies Shows 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

Insufficient Safety Culture Caused Injury at Baton Rouge Refinery

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release and fire seriously injured four workers in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge refinery. ... More

Employee’s Provocation Defeats Compensation Claim

While driving a shuttle for Employer, Claimant sustained head, neck, back and shoulder injuries when he was assaulted by a co-employee. Employer refused to... More

Plaintiff’s Attempt to Escape Exclusive Remedy Slips and Falls

Plaintiff filed suit in tort in the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana after she slipped... More