Employer Receives Credit for Work Comp Payments

An employer who is assessed both workers’ compensation benefits and tort damages gets a credit, or offset, for the amount of workers’ compensation benefits... More

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The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employers have a duty to prevent asbestos exposure from spreading to the families of their exposed employees.... More

NFL Players Sue for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Ft. Lauderdale by a group of former NFL... More

Study Links Obesity to High Workers’ Compensation Costs

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, reported that... More

School Did Not Commit an “Intentional Act”

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently readdressed the Intentional Act Exception of the Workers’ Compensation Statute found in La. R.S. 23:1032(B).  The... More

Postal Employees Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Two former employees of the U.S. Postal Service were convicted on felony offenses stemming from a scheme to defraud the United States Department of Labor’s... More

Court Invokes Detrimental Reliance Theory in Finding Employment Relationship

In a recent opinion published by the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the appellate court affirmed a finding of an employer-employee... More

Court Examines Res Judicata Doctrine

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently examined the doctrine of res judicata in a workers’ compensation context. In Mangiaracina v. Avis Budget... More

NCCI Publishes Study on Cost of Prescription Drugs

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”) recently published an updated study that quantified the high cost of prescription medication in workers’ compensation claims.  NCCI... More

Surveillance Proves Fraud

Claimant alleged that he sustained a work related injury when he slipped and fell at his job, thereby aggravating a prior injury to his... More