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Company Owner, Officer Booked in Fraud Case 07/10/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 47 | 0
The owner of a Sugarloaf, N.Y., home-improvement business and a company officer are suspected of lying about a man's employment to cover up cheating on their workers' compensation premiums, the New York State Insurance Fund said Friday. Orange County Sheriff's deputies on July 5 arrested R...Read More
Calif. Loss Ratios Up Slightly, But Still Low 07/07/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 133 | 0
California workers' comp insurers continued to enjoy near-record profits in 2005, even though written premium declined 8% from the year before and another 19% in the first quarter of 2006, compared to the same period last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Workers' Compensation Ins...Read More
Chiropractor Accused in Comp Scam To Stand Trial 07/07/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The alleged ringleader of a California workers' compensation insurance billing scam will stand trial next year on criminal charges, including practicing medicine without a license because, as a chiropractor, he performed manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). Deputy District Attorney J.C. W...Read More
Claimant Pays $41K Restitution 07/07/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 183 | 0
A Northern California claimant has paid $41,095.57 restitution for four felony counts related to her workers' compensation claim filed for a lower back claim while employed as a part-time housekeeper, American Commercial Claims Administrators announced Thursday. ACCA said Maria Grijalba...Read More
Ceremony Will Honor Dubuque 'SHARP' Recipient 07/07/2006
State: IA | Segment: Safety | 80 | 0
Iowa OSHA Consultation (IOSHA Consultation) will hold a ceremony Thursday to present Edwards Cast Stone Co. of Dubuque with a Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) award. SHARP recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Interim ...Read More
Connecticut Puts CRB Opinions Online 07/07/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 144 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted five new Compensation Review Board opinions from June to its Web site. The opinions include Dellacamera v. City of Waterbury (Case No. 4966 CRB-5-05-6), Kaminski v. Borough of Naugatuck (Case No. 4956 CRB-5-05-6), Murphy v. J.C. Penney...Read More
Calif. 2nd: Assess Employer Fault, Then Subrogate 07/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 181 | 0
A court that awarded an employee's entire personal-injury settlement to his employer's carrier as reimbursement for the workers' compensation benefits paid did not first determine whether the employer bore any fault for the injuries, the Second District Court of Appeals ruled in a case not certified...Read More
Calif. Spine Doctor Accused of Deadly Negligence 07/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Medicine | 404 | 0 | Popular with Array | 1 min read
The California Medical Board is considering revoking the license of a Southern California neurosurgeon and qualified medical evaluator who bills himself as a pioneer in minimally invasive spinal surgery because of allegations of gross negligence, including improper care of a patient who died after ...Read More
Court Closure Leaves Attorneys in Dark 07/06/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Politics | 92 | 0
Workers' compensation courts in New Jersey were dark on Wednesday, leaving attorneys guessing when the political stalemate over the state budget would be resolved and they would be called back. Gov. Jon Corzine on Saturday ordered the government shut down after the Legislature missed its J...Read More
Crosswalk Injury Ruled Within Zone of Employment 07/05/2006
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Second District Court of Appeals for Ohio ruled that an employee who was struck in a crosswalk leaving a hospital after her shift had overcome the "coming and going" rule in filing her workers' compensation injury claim. In the case of Janicki v., no. 21183 (6/30/06), ...Read More
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