Workers' Compensation News
BLS Estimates Decline in Private-Industry Rate of Reported Injuries
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
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Private-industry employers reported nearly 48,500 fewer on-the-job injuries and illnesses in 2016 than they did in 2015, continuing a downward trend that has gone on mostly unabated since 2004, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated in ...
Board Yanks Treating Privileges of Two Doctors
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The Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked the authorization to treat injured workers for one physician convicted of taking bribes and another convicted of felony conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
Board Forging Ahead With Virtual Hearings
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
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New York next month will become the second state to use virtual technology in judicial hearings before workers’ compensation administrative law judges.
Blocked Exits Lead to Hairy Fines for Wig Warehouse
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A hairpiece distribution company in Moonachie is facing $181,280 in proposed federal penalties after inspectors allegedly found blocked exits and other safety hazards at the company’s warehouse.
BWC Floats Rule on Behavioral Assessments
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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting comments from providers on a rule proposing standards for behavioral assessments.
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MA - Contractor Sentenced for Comp Fraud and Other Crimes
A Middleton man who posed as a licensed building contractor has been sentenced to at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to 42 charges, including workers’ compensation fraud.
Jaime Ford, 49, was described as boundlessly greedy by Essex Assistant District Attorney Philip Mallard, who recommended a three- to four-year prison sentence, the Beverly Citizen reported.
Ford filed a false workers’ compensation claim in 2013 with Traveler’s Insurance and collected $37,000 in total disability payments, and underwent a $94,000 surgery paid for under the policy. Prosecutors.
NM - WCA: Annual Expenditure Reports Due by Feb. 15
Carriers and self-insured employers must file annual expenditure reports by Feb. 15, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced Tuesday.
The annual reports detail the number of medical-only claims and the number of indemnity cases in calendar year 2017. Carriers and self-insured employers must also report the total dollar amount paid for temporary disability and permanent disability, death benefits, vocational rehabilitation, attorney fees and administrative expenses.
Because New Mexico employers are also required to reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana wh.
WA - L&I Holding Agricultural Safety Conferences Feb. 7 and 28
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are holding two conferences in February focusing on hazards specific to agricultural workers.
The department said the conferences will feature special training on drug recognition in the workplace, irrigation and trenching hazards, ladder safety, pesticide training and community trauma care.
L&I said agriculture is one of the largest industries in the state and has a high injury rate, making tailored safety training beneficial for both workers and employers.
CA - DWC Announces Seven More Suspensions
CA - QMEs to Try Again on Jurisdiction Question in Suit Against DIR
CA - Worker's Murder Was Not 'Foreseeable,' so Negligence Is Non-Issue, 2nd DCA Decides
CA - Mastermind of Pacific Hospital Scheme to Serve More Than Five Years
CA - Elder Drobot Ordered to Forfeit $10M in Personal Assets
NATL. - Concerns Over Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Grow as Use Increases
CA - Prosecutors to Seek $10M in Personal Proceeds From Michael D. Drobot
CA - 1st DCA Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Confidentiality Requirement for IMRs
CA - DWC Accepting Applications for P&T Committee
CA - Orange County's Shaddi Kamiabipour Named Prosecutor of the Year
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