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

Fifth Circuit Provides Longshore Employers with Significant Victory on Attorney’s Fees

The advent of the fee-shifting system for LHWCA matters sparked an ongoing debate amongst claimants, employers, and attorneys regarding atttorney fee awards. Consistently, claimants’... More