Plaintiff’s Claims Only as Strong as the Wording of his Complaint

Author: Will Bland, IV Plaintiff was injured aboard an oil platform on the outer continental shelf.  He sued several defendants, including the platform owner and his... More

Summary Judgment Improper Even Where Most of an Injured Employee’s Job Duties Were Land-Based

Author: Tyler A. Moore Plaintiff worked for defendant as a repair supervisor when he was injured while operating a land-based crane.  Defendant commenced paying... More

Injured Worker Not Entitled to Medicaid Windfall

Author: Wilton E. Bland, IV The Louisiana Supreme Court recently addressed an employer’s liability for medical expenses in a workers’ compensation claim, when the... 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

Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability Benefits and Taxation

Author: Jon B. Robinson Generally speaking, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable.  26 U.S.C. § 104(a)(1).  This includes compensation benefits paid under the Longshore... More

In Workers’ Comp Claim, Provision of Surveillance Video to Non-Court Appointed Physicians is Permissable

Author: Trevor Cutaiar   The claimant, Wendy Ward, suffered a hand injury while working at Iberia Medical Center.  Her personal physician referred her to... More