Workers' Compensation

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Oregon: “Impossible” Doesn’t Always Mean Literally Impossible
Posted on 21 Feb 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

As is the case in a number of jurisdictions, in Oregon a presumptively responsible employer in an occupational disease claim may avoid liability, shifting such liability to a previous employment, if it can show that it was “impossible” for... Read More

New York: Board’s Failure to Apportion Liability for Asbestos-Related Condition Affirmed
Posted on 12 May 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The New York Workers’ Compensation Board appropriately refused to apportion liability for claimant’s asbestos-related disease despite some evidence that the claimant had exposure to asbestos at multiple employers over a long period of time... Read More

Latency, Latency, Thou art Everything: DE Asbestos Award and Guess What? Permanency Award Based on AMA 6th
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

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... Read More