The Undocumented Longshore Claimant: Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Rodriguez

Bollinger hired Rodriguez as a pipefitter based on false information he provided--that he was a U.S. citizen, and a false Social Security number. When he fell injuring his back, Bollinger paid some compensation and reimbursed some medical care. They stopped both when they discovered he was an undocumented...

DOL Seeks Comments on New Longshore Regulations

By John E. Kawcyznski, Member, Field, Womack & Kawczynski The Department of Labor has begun the process of formal rulemaking in response to the amendment to Section 902(3)(F) with respect to the expanded sixty-five foot recreational vessel exclusion. These new proposed regulations would make...

Injury to the Ear, Tinnitus: Is it More of an Injury Than We Think? Are We Missing Something Here?

By Steven M. Birnbaum, Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum, San Rafael, California Section 908(a)(13) (33 U.S.C.S. § 908(a)(13)(E)) defines compensation for disability under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq .) and prescribes that “Determinations...