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Double-Dipping Transit Worker Sentenced to 4 Days in Jail, Ordered to Repay $6,075 12/01/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orange County transit worker accused of working at a fishing supply store while receiving workers’ compensation benefits was sentenced to four days in jail and ordered to pay $6,075 in restitution after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Division Updates Forms to Change Outdated Language 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation gave notice Thursday that it has revised 10 English- and Spanish-language forms to implement legislation passed earlier this year. ...Read More
 
 

Division Extends SROI Amnesty Program Through March 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 974 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation extended through the end of March an amnesty program intended to allow claims administrators to come into compliance with requirements for reporting Subsequent Reports of Injury data. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Sets Tax and Surcharges for 2018 11/29/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation is reminding insurers, self-insured employers, group trusts, and third-party administrators of the administrative tax and administrative and Second Injury Fund surcharges for 2018. ...Read More
 
 

Defense Attorney Elliot Borska Named WCJ 11/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1383 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation defense attorney Elliot Borska has been named a workers’ compensation judge in the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board’s Marina Del Rey district office, his law firm announced. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Suspends Nine Providers Convicted of Fraud 11/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1647 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nearly 100 medical providers have been kicked out of California’s workers’ compensation system since the start of the year. The Divisio...Read More
 
 

Dept. of Children & Family Services Investigators Face Dangerous Work Environment 11/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
At least 12 employees of Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services have been attacked or seriously threatened as they entered homes since 2013, a Chicago Tribune records an...Read More
 
 

DWC Proposes Revisions to Form-005 11/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments until 5 p.m. Central Dec. 1 on proposed informal revisions to Form-005, Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Accused of Distributing Oxycodone Indicted on 29 Felony Charges 11/20/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Hillsboro, Ohio, physician was hit with 29 felony charges this month connected to the illegal sale of oxycodone, according to an indictment against him released Nov. 7. ...Read More
 
 

Deckhand on Riverboat Casino Didn't Qualify as Seaman Under Jones Act 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a deckhand injured while working aboard a riverboat casino was not a seaman covered by the Jones Act because the boat was not a vessel covered by the maritime law. ...Read More
 
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