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Michele Briggs to Lead Human Resources at Combined Insurance 07/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 48 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, has named Michele Briggs as its senior vice president of human resources. ...Read More
Division Plans to Revise Accident Prevention Worksheet 07/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comment until July 12 on proposed revisions to the accident prevention worksheet. Form DWC105, the accident prevention services worksheet, would be reorganized to make it easier for insurance companies to complete, and to...Read More

Bus Driver One of Several People Caught in Compounding Drug Fraud Investigation 07/02/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A New York City bus driver was one of the key players in a wide-ranging compounded drug scheme that defrauded insurers of almost $3 million, federal authorities said Thursday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Malpractice Claim Against Attorneys 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice action against the attorneys who had represented him in a whistleblower claim against his former employer. ...Read More

Claimant Charged With Lying About Location of Injury 07/02/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
A claimant who admitted that his alleged work injury actually occurred at a bus stop was charged with workers’ compensation fraud and theft by deception on May 30, the Insurance Fraud Prevention Task Force reported in its ...Read More

No Summary on Security Guard's Claim of Providing Timely Notice of Injury 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a hospital security officer was not entitled to summary judgment on the issue of whether he had provided his employer with timely notice of a nose injury he suffered while trying to restrain a violent patient. ...Read More

Court Sorts Out Application of Industrial Code Sections to Worker's Fall From Ladder 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court clarified the application of the Industrial Code’s safety regulations to a worker who fell while using part of an extension ladder he had borrowed from a property owner. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Injured Worker's Malpractice Claim Against Former Attorney 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice claim against her former attorney, finding that she had failed to establish a triable dispute over whether the attorney had failed to adequately represent her interests. ...Read More

Bankers Seek Fewer Restrictions on Benefit Cards 06/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A proposed pilot project that would allow California employers to pay temporary disability benefits with debit cards would work better with fewer restrictions on fees and without a requirement that workers opt into the program in writing, according to finance industry lobbyists. ...Read More
Federal Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 12 More in Fraud Schemes 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2453 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles on Thursday announced the indictment of two doctors and an attorney in an alleged kickback scheme to defraud workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers — in addition to 30 other doctors, pharmacists and other suspected conspirators who al...Read More
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