Dismissal Based on Statutory Employer Immunity Overturned on Appeal

Michael Louque, Sr. was killed when equipment rolled off of a flatbed truck onto him. At the time of the accident, he was working... More

New Workers’ Compensation Research Institute Study Highlights

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WRCI), an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently completed a new study providing several important statistics on... More

Fourth Circuit: Claim for Reimbursement Was Not a New Request for Treatment Subject to Medical Treatment Guidelines

On November 15, 2001, Claimant was shot while in the course and scope of his employment with Whole Food Company, Inc. (“Employer”).  He has... More

LA Supreme Court: Noise Induced Hearing Loss Qualifies as an Injury

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing the issue of whether gradual noise induced hearing loss caused by occupation exposure to hazardous noise... More

The newest Louisiana employees … or independent contractors?

After a much-publicized struggle to break into the New Orleans market, Uber- the ride sharing service, has finally arrived. Though UberBlack, the luxury version,... More

Legislative & Regulatory News

A bill expanding the investment options of workers’ compensation group self-insurance funds in Louisiana passed favorably out of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee... More

Significant Growth in Louisiana Labor Force

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported that according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana’s overall labor force and the number of people employed... More

Utilization Review Physician Must be Licensed in LA

In a March 11, 2015 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, we learn that a report issued by a utilization review physician... More

Louisiana Has Lower Rate of Nonfatal Workplace Injuries than the National Average for 2013

In Louisiana, workplace safety has always been a high priority. In January 2013, the Louisiana civilian labor force grew to the largest it’s been... More

Longshore Fraud Nets Prison Time

Mervin J. Noel, 51, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, plead guilty to one count of making false statements to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits under... More