Louisiana Supreme Court’s Workers’ Compensation Hat Trick

Author: Jon Robinson   Our Louisiana readers may be interested to know that the Louisiana Supreme Court handed down three important workers’ compensation decisions... More

Tool Shed Roof Repair = Maritime Situs and Status

Author: Will E. Bland, IV The Claimant and Employer each appealed an Administrative Law Judge’s Decision and Order denying benefits under the LHWCA on... More

Dangerous Work Condition Does Not Amount to “Intentional Act”

Author: Patrick J. Babin Plaintiff was in charge of installing new electrodes on furnaces, a task performed countless times during his employment. When tightening... More

Longshoreman or Circus Performer?

Plaintiff was employed by Halliburton at its marine terminal. One day, plaintiff successfully embarked and disembarked a berthed vessel via a “Jacob’s ladder” (a... More

Psychological Claims Are Not Compensable for Legitimate Personnel Actions

Claimant, a longshoreman, was injured when he struck a cable line which caused an explosion. Claimant was not physically injured and did not seek... More

LHWCA Exclusivity Upheld in Mesothelioma Case Involving Longshoreman

The Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal recently affirmed a district court ruling dismissing Lake Charles Stevedores, Inc. (“LCS”), an MBLB client, from an... More

Beverage Tampering Is Not Compensable under LWCA

The Louisiana Third Circuit was recently asked to determine whether the intentional placement of a chemical substance in a beverage belonging to a co-worker... More

Un-worked Paid Holidays Treated as “Days Worked” under Longshore Act

A longshoreman was injured in the course and scope of his employment and received benefits under the Longshore Act. Claimant’s average weekly wage (AWW)... More

OCSLA Jurisdiction Thrown into Confusion

  In 1953, when the Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”) was becoming an important area for the exploration and development of energy resources, Congress adopted... More

A FELA/LHWCA Distinction?

Employee worked as a railroad switchman/conductor for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. As he spotted coal-filled rail cars at a dock in Virginia, he fell... More