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Highway Worker Suspected of Double-Dipping, Lying About Injury 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Prosecutors say a state highway maintenance worker lied about his injury and collected $7,875 in benefits while working for other employers. ...Read More

High Court Clarifies Proper Offset for Officer's Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
New York’s highest court ruled that a retired New York City police officer's jury award in a personal injury action must be offset by her accidental disability retirement benefits. ...Read More

Homeowner Qualified as Tree Trimmer's Employer but Had No Tort Liability for Worker's Fall 06/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1084 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a homeowner was not liable to a worker he had hired to trim trees on his property as a matter of law, even though the worker qualified as his employee. ...Read More

Homicide Suspect Sentenced in Work Comp Case 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio man suspected of killing a man who was romantically interested in his girlfriend has been sentenced to a year in prison for creating a phony workers’ comp certificate of coverage, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Health Care Worker Ordered to Pay $10K Restitution for Overbilling 05/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Texas health care worker was ordered to pay $10,000 restitution for overbilling insurers for time spent on functional capacity examinations, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday. ...Read More

Heavy Fines Proposed for Alleged Lead Exposure at Battery Plant 05/22/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
A Milwaukee battery manufacturer is facing proposed penalties of $147,822 for allegedly exposing employees to lead and failing to implement an effective lead management program. ...Read More

House Gives Final Approval to Notice Bill 05/18/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Missouri employers would be able to comply with the state’s notice requirements by electronic means, and self-insured groups that serve local governments would be able to use either the average rate classification or filed rate method of setting members' rates, under a bill that pa...Read More

Highrise Builder Accused of Stealing Wages, Avoiding Taxes and Premiums 05/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Manhattan prosecutors accuse a Queens construction company and its payroll processing company of cheating a workers’ compensation carrier, employees and state tax collectors out of nearly $10 million, according to press reports. ...Read More

House Approves Bill Increasing WC Appeals Court Judge Salaries 05/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
As expected, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 127-0 to pass a bill that increases the salaries of workers’ compensation judges by about $7,000 and allows retired administrative law judges to hear cases in the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. ...Read More

High Court Says Death Benefit Statute, Exclusive Remedy Pass Constitutional Muster 05/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: Top | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Alaska's statutory cap on benefits when a worker without dependents dies is constitutional, and exclusive remedy prevents a mother from trying to pursue a defective-machinery lawsuit to recover damages, the state Supreme Court ...Read More
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