federal workers’ compensation News

Federal Healthcare Law to Aid Black Lung Victims

Proposed changes to U.S. Department of Labor rules would make it easier for coal miners and their families to obtain black lung benefits, while a West Virginia congressman aims to reduce the amount of paperwork they have to fill out …

Court: Workers’ Comp Bars Iraq Convoy Drivers’ Suit Against KBR, Halliburton

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit brought against KBR Inc. and Halliburton Co. by the families of two convoy drivers killed in a 2004 insurgent attack in Iraq. The U.S. Court of Appeal for the 5th Circuit, …

House Committee Approves Federal Workers’ Compensation Reforms

A House committee has advanced legislation updating the workers’ compensation program for federal employees. The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed with unanimous support the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465). The workers’ compensation …