Oil Rebound May Lead to Increased Risk of Work-Related Injuries

After a record-setting number of bankruptcies for North American energy exploration and production companies in 2016, the sector is poised to reap the benefits... More

OSHA Reporting Regulations Challenged in Federal District Court

In a matter currently pending in United States District Court in the Southern District of Texas, the National Federation of Independent Business (“NFIB”) has... More

New Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements for Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act, Section... More

HHS Releases Medicare “Low-Dollar” Threshold Calculations

Recently, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a new report to Congress to explain data that the Centers for... More

Third Circuit Upholds Finding of a Work Place Accident

Employer, Bechtel O.G.C. Construction Services, Inc. appeals a judgment in favor of Claimant, Evrin Ford, who had previously worked with Employer as a journeyman... More

OSHA Releases Recommended Safety Practices for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a publication entitled, “Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction.”  The purpose, according to the... More

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