Latency, Latency, Thou art Everything: DE Asbestos Award and Guess What? Permanency Award Based on AMA 6th

Today's case du jour is an occupational disease claim involving a union worker based at the Delaware City Refinery from 1982 to 2007. The diagnosis of bilateral interstitial fibrosis consistent with asbestos-related lung disease was not in dispute. Up for debate was the employer on the risk for the...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/10/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on PPOs, AMA Guides, Going and Coming, Lost Wages, Telecommuter. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. LA: Supreme Court...

Many Work-related Disabilities Go Uncompensated: Compromising "The Great Compromise"

By John Stahl, Esq. Evidence that many workers’ compensation claimants have not received payments under “The Great Compromise” – the bargain that traded the right to sue employers regarding employment-related harm for the right to timely and appropriate benefits – has...

A Call For Workers' Compensation Reform - Compromising The Great Compromise: Many Work-Related Disabilities Are Uncompensated

By John Stahl, Esq. Evidence that many workers’ compensation claimants have not received payments under “The Great Compromise” – the bargain that traded the right to sue employers regarding employment-related harm for the right to timely and appropriate benefits – has...