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Workers’ Comp Board Appellate Division Addresses Various Issues Relative to Occupational Disease Cases

by PretiFlaherty on

The widow and estate of the decedent appealed a decision denying a Petition to Order Payment under Rule 1.1 in an occupational disease case. Rule 1.1 requires that, within 14 days of notice or knowledge of a claim to...more

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs into Law Presumption for Cancer Incurred During Work Activities

by Roetzel & Andress on

On January 4, 2017, Governor John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr., Act (The Act) into law, which provides a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who is disabled due to certain cancers, contracted the same,...more

Additional Risk: Does Your Company Have Additional Insured Coverage for Claims by Contractors’ Employees?

by K&L Gates LLP on

One of the biggest risks oil and gas companies face is a blowout or other catastrophic event that causes serious injury or death. In the aftermath of such an event, companies often find themselves facing lawsuits by injured...more

PA Supreme Court Allows Certain Mesothelioma Claimants to Sue Their Employer

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a ground-breaking decision that could potentially expose employers to a wave of new lawsuits by former employees suffering from mesothelioma. In its November 22, 2013 opinion in...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Act Case

by Morgan Lewis on

Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers. On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more

Kramm vs. USDOL and Dept. of the Army, Mobility Equipment Command, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam

ECAB Decision Finding Employee's Cancer as Caused by Expsoure to Agent Orange

by James R. Linehan PC on

The only documented OWCP claim issued by the USDOL for the death of a US federal civilian employee due to Agent Orange. Claimant was a young civilian employee of the US Army employed in Vietnam from 1968 through 1975...more

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