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

Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference Is An Important Industry Event

The Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola Law School in cooperation with the United States Department of Labor, will be held March 19th and... More

Workers’ Compensation Judge Over-Turns an Unrepresented Claimant’s Settlement Due to Alleged Mental Issues, but Appeals Court Reinstates It

Employer and Carrier settled a claim with an unrepresented claimant and thereafter, recited the terms of the settlement in open court at a settlement... More

Typographical Error Leads to Forfeiture of Benefits

Claimant and Employer entered into a settlement agreement for Claimant’s workers’ compensation claim.  The documents submitted suggested that Claimant would receive $5,381.00 on both... More

Retaliatory Discharge Violation Upheld

Claimant worked for Employer and sustained a back injury while in the course and scope of her employment.  At the time of the injury,... More

Former New Orleans Saint’s Worker’s Compensation Claim Found Time-Barred

Darren Sharper, a professional football player with the New Orleans Saints from 2009-2011, filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits on December 14, 2011.... More

Move Over Apple, Here Comes DLHWC: Introduction to SEAPortal

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) has decided to step up its technology game. In... More

Failure to Disclose Prior Accidents Results in Dismissal

Claimant was employed as a maintenance mechanic for Employer when he injured his shoulder while pushing a drum across a grate to weigh it.... More

One More Thing To Consider Before Voluntary Retirement…

In this decision presented to the Benefits Review Board, Claimant appeals, and Employer and Carrier cross-appeal, the Decision and Order of Administrative Law Judge... More