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September 2018 Blog

  • Defending an Occupational Disease Claim

    Having recently tried several cases wherein the claimants alleged pulmonary problems caused by exposure to molds and unspecified airborne particles one might encounter while working in crawlspaces afforded me the opportunity to revisit Chapter 11 of the Workers Compensation Act.  Below are 3 statutes of the Act that I found salient in my cases.  Occupational…

    Posted 9/26/2018
  • Don’t Freak Out—Yet!

    Claimants are limited to five hundred (500) weeks of compensation for injuries except that “any person determined to be totally and permanently disabled who, as a result of a compensable injury, is a paraplegic, a quadriplegic, or who has suffered physical brain damage is not subject to the five hundred (500) week limitation and shall…

    Posted 9/19/2018