Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases
Not all work-related disability is caused by sudden accidents. Many Illinois workers are permanently or temporarily disabled every year by occupational illness. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than...more
Workers’ compensation claims can arise one of two ways: 1) an accident or 2) by occupational disease. This post looks at the three elements a claimant must prove in injury by accident cases....more
In November 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shifted from prior precedent and held in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. that former employees may bring lawsuits against their former employers based upon certain late...more
1. Know whether you have re-opening rights and when to time your request.
Only injured workers who received a permanent partial disability award, or who were off work due to the work injury or occupational disease have...more
On January 29, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied defendants’ Petition for Reargument of the Court’s November 22, 2013, ruling in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. et al. The ruling held that the Pennsylvania Workers’...more
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