Workers' Compensation

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House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch ... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Continues Trend of Weakening Medical Management Guidelines
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by H. Dill Battle, III

By H. Dill Battle, III In a new reported decision the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals addressed the addition of psychiatric diagnoses as a secondary condition to a compensable injury. In Hale v. WVOIC and Rockspring Development, Inc . , No... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Applies Special Employer Rule to Find Temporary Employer Immune From Common Law Suits
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by H. Dill Battle, III

By H. Dill Battle, III The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently decided that a second employer can be considered a “special employer” giving rise to special employment status for workers’ compensation immunity purposes... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Applies Special Employer Rule to Find Temporary Employer Immune From Common Law Suits
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by H. Dill Battle, III

By H. Dill Battle, III The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently decided that a second employer can be considered a “special employer” giving rise to special employment status for workers’ compensation immunity purposes... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Continues Trend of Weakening Medical Management Guidelines
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by H. Dill Battle, III

By H. Dill Battle, III In a new reported decision the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals addressed the addition of psychiatric diagnoses as a secondary condition to a compensable injury. In Hale v. WVOIC and Rockspring Development, Inc . , No... Read More

House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch... Read More