Notice: Passwords are now case-sensitive
Forgot your password? Register a new account

Connections

Groups

Community Requests

4th Circuit Rejects Employer's Challenge to Timeliness of Coal Miner's Black Lung Benefits Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 153 | 0 | 0 min read

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a former coal miner filed a timely claim under the Black Lung Benefits Act nearly 20 years after he left the industry. Case: Westmoreland Coal Co. v. Stallard, No. 16-1460, 11/29/2017, published. Facts: Herskel Stallard worked as a coal miner for more than 30 years. In 1990, Dr. Charles P. Maine told Stallard that he had black lung disease and advised Stallard to stop working as a miner. Stallard still returned to work, despite the doctor’s advice. In 1993, Stallard experienced carbon monoxide poisoning while at work, and two ...

Purchase this story for only $9.16!Add to Cart


For access to all of our articles, check out our subscription options.

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Related Articles