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

When Is A Negligent Act Intentional?

On June 12, 2009, two steelworkers, Ulvaldo Martinez and Martin Reyes, were killed when a steel reinforcing bar cage collapsed during the widening of... More

Court Rules That Defense IME Is Warranted

Personal injury defendants sought to compel an independent medical examination (“IME”) of the plaintiff under Rule 35 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.... More

Workers’ Comp Judge’s Ruling Upheld on Supplemental Earnings Benefits

Claimant was injured in a car accident on May 5, 2009 while working for the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge (“Employer”).... More

Eleventh Circuit’s Borrowed-Employment Standard for Longshore Cases

Author: Jon B. Robinson Recently, the United States Court for the Eleventh Circuit addressed the Longshore Act’s exclusivity provision, Section 905(a), as it applied... More