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Ex-NFL Player's $1.6M Comp Scam Nets Him 2 Years in Prison 01/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A former New York Giants football player was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to money laundering associated with his California-based workers' compensation claim.  ...Read More

Exposé on Criminal Mental-Health Facility Reveals Grisly Work Injuries 01/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
An investigative story on the state of Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Center spotlights two grisly work injuries sustained by staffers of the Florida criminal mental-health facility. ...Read More

Employer Can't Terminate Benefits for Worker's Mental Injury 01/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was not entitled to terminate its payments of benefits for a worker’s panic disorder stemming from a bomb threat. ...Read More

Exclusive Remedy Shielded Construction Manager From Civil Suit 01/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that Pennsylvania workers' compensation law barred an injured worker from pursuing a negligence claims against a project manager, as a matter of law. ...Read More

Employers' Reform Proposals in Play for 2018 Session 01/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
An employer-backed bill proposing changes to subrogation rules, claim acceptance authority, occupational disease standards, the minimum age to settle a claim and how courts in Washington should construe the state’s workers’ compensation laws was carried over to the 2018 legislative se...Read More

Employer Found Liable for Additional Premium 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was liable for the payment of additional premiums to its insurance carrier because its workers’ compensation policy was subject to a loss-sensitive rate plan. ...Read More

Employer Advocates Say Advisory Council Stacked in Favor of Labor 01/16/2018
State: LA | Segment: Top | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
An outgoing legislator who used to run the state Office of Workers’ Compensation, a current lawmaker, a defense attorney and an insurer group all say the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council has become too partisan and is stacked against employers. ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Raise Argument Before Board Forfeited Issue on Appeal 01/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer forfeited its argument that ulnar neuritis and cubital tunnel syndrome are the same condition by failing to raise the argument before the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Elder Drobot Ordered to Forfeit $10M in Personal Assets 01/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1318 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton ordered Michael D. Drobot to forfeit $10 million in personal assets at a hearing Wednesday afternoon.  ...Read More
El Paso Seminar Rescheduled for Health Care Providers 01/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the El Paso Small Business Development Center have rescheduled a seminar for health care providers and staff. Instead of Feb. 8, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at El Paso Community College, ASC Auditorium, 9050 Viscount...Read More
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