OH - Postal Worker Raced Motorcycles While on Benefits, Indictment Says
A former Ohio mail carrier fell on ice in 2011, injured his knee, and received almost $94,000 in workers' compensation benefits over the next two years.
During that time, he also participated in 35 motorcycle races, according to an indictment that was reported by the Dayton Daily News.
Jerry French was indicted in federal court last week for making allegedly false statements to doctors and his employer, saying he couldn't work for a year and then could only stand light duty after that, the report said.
Agents with the Postal Service's Inspector General's Office observed...
NJ - Veteran Fire Captain Gets $270,000 in WC Retaliation Claim
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The Paterson City Council this week agreed to pay a former fire captain $270,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed the 26-year veteran was dismissed because of a workers' compensation payout, the Paterson Times newspaper reported.
Former Capt. Carl Larson claimed retaliation and age discrimination after he said he was forced to retire in 2013 after winning more than $105,000 in injury benefits. His case was initially dismissed in court, but an appeals court in October ruled in his favor on several points.
The fire chief at the time allegedly told Larson that the city felt that the fire ca...