Steelers not liable for attorney fees in player’s workers compensation case

 Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 Business Insurance

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a right to contest a former player’s workers compensation claim and therefore do not have to pay the player’s attorney fees, a Pennsylvania appellate court said last week. In Chidi Iwuoma vs. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, Mr. Iwuoma sought to have his attorney fees paid after the Steelers contested his disability benefit award. Mr. Iwuoma played for the Steelers at various points between 2002 and 2007, with a few short stints with other National Football League teams during that time. Mr. Iwuoma was cut from the Steelers in 2007.
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