- Miner due Black Lung benefits despite smoking history: Court
A former coal mine worker with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should receive benefits under the federal Black Lung Benefits Act despite his nearly 40-year history of cigarette smoking, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled has ruled.
- Workers comp claims up 14% in L.A. area over last three years
The number of indemnity claims in California has increased in recent years, especially in the Los Angeles area, according to a report released this week by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.