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Roofing Company Owners Make $200,000 Restitution Payment 10/29/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owners of a Northern California roofing company who pleaded no contest in July to eight counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud used the proceeds from the sale of their home to deliver two $100,000 checks as the first part of their restitution sentence, the Belmont Patch reported....Read More
Rehab., Medical Services Review Groups Propose Rule Changes 10/26/2012
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced on Thursday that the Minnesota Rehabilitation Review Panel and the Medical Services Review Board plan to amend their joint rules of procedure without a public hearing.The department said the proposed amendments correct errors in th...Read More
Review Board Meets Today on Arbitrator Communications 10/24/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has announced that a Commission Review Board meeting is scheduled for today at 10 a.m.The meeting will be held in the chairman’s conference room on the eighth floor of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., in Chicago....Read More
Rutland Officer Suspended during Comp Probe 10/23/2012
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Rutland, Vt., police officer has been suspended with pay and is the subject of a criminal investigation centered on receipt of workers’ compensation benefits, Vermont Today reported.Rutland Police Chief James Baker said Joseph M. Warfle, a longtime patrol officer who also serves ...Read More
Rules Panel Paves the Way for Debate over Hospital Fees 10/22/2012
State: NC | Segment: Top | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe North Carolina Rules Review Commission has set the stage for a fight over outpatient hospital fees by rejecting 28 rules proposed by the Industrial Commission, including a rule that...Read More
Reforms Touted for 49% Reduction Comp Rates Since 2005 10/18/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 774 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefTexas employers have seen average workers’ compensation premium rates reduced by 49% since the passage of reform legislation in 2005, the Insurance Council of Texas said on Wednesday....Read More
Responders Calling to Stop Zadroga Budget Cuts 10/18/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Roofer Caught Working Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 10/12/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Boardman roofer was sentenced on Friday for fraud, after pleading guilty to working as a landscaper and roofer while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced.The bureau said it conducted a surveillance operation and ca...Read More
Rulings Uphold Worker's Disqualification from Receipt of Benefits 10/11/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division's 3rd Division has ruled that two workers remain permanently disqualified from receiving wage replacement benefits based on their material misrepresentations in obtaining compensation for their back injuries.The decis...Read More
Report Recommends Moving Comp Claims out of State Court 10/09/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Patrick Reilly, WorkCompCentral Correspondent Concluding that Tennessee’s employers and employees are “experiencing unnecessary difficulty” in navigating the state’s workers’ compensation system, a recently released ...Read More
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