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BRB Decision in Wheeler v. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company

It would seem beyond peradventure that the term "compensation" in a statute such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act ( 33 U.S.C.S. § 901 et seq.) would have a well-established meaning. Indeed, the statute's definitional section includes the following: "'compensation'...

Tackling the Elephant in the Room: Exclusive Remedy

How I spent my time at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference discussing the exclusive remedy doctrine By Deborah G. Kohl, Esq. As all workers’ compensation practitioners know exclusive remedy is the linchpin of the “great social bargain” underlying...

The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2015

Last November, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. My session was a spin-off of what has become one of my most popular annual blog offerings—a presentation of truly bizarre workers’ compensation cases...