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City Wants Sheriff's Candidate to Repay Comp Benefits 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The City of Mt. Vernon is suing a Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate for misrepresenting a knee injury and receiving $7,043 in worker’s compensation benefits to which he allegedly was not entitled. ...Read More

Court Upholds Black Lung Award to Former Employee of Construction Co. 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to black lung benefits from the successor corporation to a mine construction company, based on his employment with both companies for a period exceeding one year. ...Read More

Court Orders Comp Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Fall 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the Workers’ Compensation Board to reconsider its determination of a worker’s entitlement to benefits for a fall that happened while she was talking a walk during a paid break. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to Surgery for Back Injury 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to the surgery recommended by his doctor to treat a back injury. Case...Read More

Couple Sentenced for Decade-Long Disability Fraud 12/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A couple were sentenced Tuesday for taking more than $1.2 million in fraudulent disability benefits over 10 years. Richard Klaffka, 59, of Ho...Read More

Commission Was Improper Venue for Debate on Settlement Going Toward Child Support 12/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When a court orders a workers’ compensation settlement payout to be put toward a child support debt, the claimant can no longer fight the order before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decided Monday. ...Read More

CareWorks Hires Mike Lundberg as Managing VP 12/06/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Franklin, Tennessee-based workers’ compensation cost containment company CareWorks, which provides managed care services on claims, has hired Mike Lundberg as its managing vice president. ...Read More

Crackdown on Construction Wage Theft Nets Convictions, Indictments 12/06/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The district attorneys for New York’s five boroughs have partnered with the city’s comptroller, plus state and regional officials, to crack down on wage theft in the construction industry, the New York County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

Comp Judge Nominated for Superior Court 12/06/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The presiding judge of the Camden Workers’ Compensation Court has been nominated for another judicial position. Gov. Chris Chri...Read More

Court Upholds Employer's Conviction for Grand Theft, Failure to Provide Comp Coverage 12/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court last week upheld an employer’s conviction for grand theft and failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage for his consignment vehicle dealership. ...Read More
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