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Forged Insurance Certificate Brings Fraud Conviction Against Contractor 09/08/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 630 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Georgia contractor was sentenced to eight years of probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $3,748 in restitution after pleading guilty to a premium fraud charge, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday. ...Read More

Former CHP Officer Gets 6 Months in Jail for Overstating Physical Limitations 09/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years' probation after pleading no contest to insurance fraud, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More

Failure to Switch to Allegedly Safer Saw Wasn't Tantamount to Removal of Safety Guard 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the failure to install a saw that allegedly had a better guard than the one that caused an injury was not tantamount to the removal of a safety guard on the first saw. ...Read More

Feud Sparked by Comp Claim Continues With Recusal Motion Against Judge 09/06/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Churchville attorney and an Augusta County Circuit Court judge are engaged in another legal dispute in a feud that began, in part, with a workers’ compensation case, a newspaper reported. ...Read More

FedEx Employee's Long-Running Psyche Claim Sent Back to CRB 09/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that additional administrative proceedings were required before it could rule on the merits of a former FedEx employee’s long-running claim for benefits for her psychological condition. ...Read More

FLOIR Orders Guarantee Insurance to Stop Writing Business 08/31/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1073 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Guarantee Insurance Co. has been placed under administrative supervision by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and must stop writing new business, after FLOIR became concerned about the workers’ comp insurer’s finances. ...Read More

Fewer Opioids Prescribed to Injured Workers Following HB 1 08/30/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fewer injured workers in Kentucky who were taking pain medications received opioids — and received smaller amounts on average — after the implementation of Kentucky’s House Bill 1, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Federal Task Force Forming on Pain Management 08/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations for members to serve on a task force aimed at reviewing best practices for pain management. ...Read More

Feds Arrange Undercover Sting to Nab Malingering Postal Worker 08/29/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 2571 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal agents set up a sting that involved taking a malingering workers’ compensation claimant on a three-day kayaking trip as part of an effort to prove that she was lying about her inability to work following an injury. ...Read More

Father Can't Assert Seaworthiness Claim for Boating Accident That Killed Son 08/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge ruled that the father of a 5-year old boy who was killed in a boating accident could not assert a viable claim against the owner of the ship allegedly at fault for a breach of the duty of seaworthiness. ...Read More
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