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Court Allows Tort Claim Against Insurer That Doctored Videotape, Had Worker Arrested 09/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 772 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
After Mario Seguro-Suarez fell 18 feet from a ladder, suffered brain damage and won a claim for total disability, his employer’s insurer went so far as to selectively edit a video of the man, then have him fraudulently arrested by the local police department. ...Read More

Concrete Company Owner Charged With Underreporting Payroll 09/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A 25-year-old Palm Beach County woman was charged last week with workers' compensation fraud after allegedly underreporting her company's payroll....Read More

CNA Hires Michael Costonis as Chief Operations Officer 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
CNA has announced that Michael Costonis will join the company today as its chief operations officer. ...Read More

CGL Carrier Didn't Owe Coverage for Employee's Electric Shock 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s commercial general liability insurance carrier did not owe coverage for an employee’s injuries from an electric shock. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Deliberate-Intention Claim 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s tort claim against his employer, concluding that the evidence did not support a finding that the employer had deliberately intended to injure him. ...Read More

Court Rejects Security Guard's Claim for Additional TTD, Penalties 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a security guard was not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits for her injuries from a fall from an office chair, nor was she entitled to penalties against her employer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award to Worker for Degenerative Menisci Tears Linked to Job 09/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Maryland’s highest court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for an occupational disease caused by wear and tear to his knee from his duties as a firefighter and paramedic. ...Read More

Chiro Clinic Owners Charged in $80 Million Fraud Scheme 09/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Two chiropractor brothers and their associates in Middletown, New York, were arrested this week and charged with defrauding the New York State Insurance Fund and other insurers of more than $80 million. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Labor Law Claims for Fall From Roof 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s Labor Law claims based on his injuries from a fall while repairing the roof of a church rectory. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Officer's Request for Additional TTD 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured law enforcement officer was not entitled to additional medical treatment or temporary total disability benefits after his approved doctor released him to return to full duty. ...Read More
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