Penalty and Fee Award Reversed

Claimant fell off a ladder sustaining injuries to her head, shoulder, and back while in the course and scope of her employment.  Subsequently, questions... More

OSHA Levies Fines

PECOFacet in Mineral Falls, Texas, faces over $224,000.00 in OSHA fines, prompted by two serious incidents.  The first involved a finger amputation when a... More

No Penalty for Inaccurate Mileage Reimbursement

Claimant sustained an injury while working for Employer, the Town of Gueydan, in 2012. In 2014, Claimant filed a disputed claim for compensation based... More

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

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

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