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Workers' Compensation News

Couple Pleaded Guilty in Chiro Mill Case 11/06/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 56 | 0
A New Jersey businessman and his girlfriend pleaded guilty to filing thousands of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims for chiropractic services and supplies provided to accident victims, many of whom were recruited with "runners," state Attorney General Stuart Rabner announced in a press release....Read More
Commission Posts New Review Board Opinions Online 11/06/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 123 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted three opinions by the Compensation Review Board to its Web site. The opinions are Bedard v. City of Waterbury (Case No. 5140 CRB-5-06-10), Muniz v. Allied Community Resources Inc. et al. (Case No. 5025 CRB-5-05-11) and ...Read More
Council Considers Disclosing Uninsured Employers Data 11/03/2006
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 54 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Industrial Council will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday to consider a report on information that can be disclosed regarding uninsured employers. The meeting will be held in rooms 207-209 in the Charleston Civic Center. Other items on the agenda i...Read More
Concentra Agrees to Sell First Notice Systems 11/03/2006
State: TX | Segment: Business | 218 | 0
Concentra Operating Corp. said Thursday it has signed a deal to sell off its subsidiary, First Notice Systems, to the Innovation Group. Based in Addison, Texas, Concentra said Innovation will pay $50 million in cash. First Notice, based in Boston, currently generates an estimat...Read More
Calif. Chiropractor Indicted for Tax Evasion 11/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Northern California chiropractor faces tax evasion charges stemming from allegations that he hid $3.6 million in income earned from 2000 to 2003 by billing insurance companies using fictitious identification numbers. Ramon Reynoso, who owned a chiropractic practice in Hayward, Calif., w...Read More
Calif. DWC Opens Registration for Annual Conference 11/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 270 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday opened registration for its 14th annual education conference. The conference will take place Feb. 21-22 at the Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway Hotel and March 5-6 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel. The annual ev...Read More
Comprehensive Health Wins Nissan Contract 11/02/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 54 | 0
Comprehensive Health Services announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to provide on-site health services for Nissan North America at four locations. CHS said in a press release that it competed against six national occupational health and wellness firms to win the Nissan ...Read More
Claimant Should be Paid for Following Doctor's Orders 11/01/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 156 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in part reversed a judge of compensation claims' decision saying injured workers should be compensated for following the advice of their doctors. The court ruled in Florida Hospital Deland and AHS Compnet v. Debra Van Wagner-Vick, No. 05-359...Read More
Court Affirms Award Arising from Chair Collapse Injuries 11/01/2006
State: TN | Segment: Courts | 129 | 0
The Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Tennessee Supreme Court at Jackson affirmed an award to a penitentiary counselor injured when the chair she was sitting in collapsed. In the lawsuit (Woods v. State, No. W2005-02119-SC-WCM-CV (Tn.Work.Comp 10/30/2006)), Brenda Woods arg...Read More
Commission Notes Closings, Review Board Meeting 11/01/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 53 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission will be closed Nov. 7 for Election Day and Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day. The commission also announced that the Commission Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday to consider a complaint in a closed session. The meeting will...Read More
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