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Cal-OSHA Proposed $147,090 in Fines for Ashley Furniture 01/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1077 | 0 | Popular with Array | 1 min read
California workplace safety regulators fined Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. $147,090 after an investigation of the company's facility in Colton identified 10 serious and four general violations. The proposed fines come when Ashley Furniture, the largest home furnishing company in th...Read More
Christie Signs Bill Increasing Evaluating Physician Report Fee to $600 01/13/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1198 min read
The maximum fee for an evaluating physician's report was increased to $600 as of Monday, Chief Judge of Compensation Russell Wojtenko Jr. announced. The fee increased from $400 immediately after Gov. Chris Christie signed ...Read More
CGL Carrier Owed No Coverage for Construction Worker's Injuries 01/13/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a commercial general liability insurance carrier owed no coverage for a worker's injuries from demolishing a chimney. Case: Black Bull Contracting v. Indian Harbor Insurance Co., No. 14670 150120/13, 01/05/2016, published. Facts: Black Bul...Read More
Claimant Accused of Running Own Business While Collecting Benefits 01/12/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Niagara Falls, New York man accused of defrauding the workers' compensation system of more than $82,000 over a 13-year period was arrested Friday and charged with theft and fraud. New York State Inspector General Leahy Scott announced Friday the arrest of 55-year-old James Neagle,&n...Read More
Contractor's CGL Carrier Had to Provide Defense to Party that Hired Contractor 01/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the general liability insurance provider for a contractor was obligated to indemnify and defend the company that had hired the contractor for a project from a Labor Law claim by the contractor's employee. Case: Engasser Construction Corp. v. Dryde...Read More
Commission Seeks Applications for Workplace Safety Awards 01/12/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is accepting applications from businesses for workplace safety awards, which are given to employers with above-average workplace safety and health programs. To qualify for the awards, businesses must be free of fatalities at the site for which they...Read More

Crawford Appoints National Adjuster for Global Technical Services 01/12/2016
State: IL | Segment: NATIONAL | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Crawford & Co. announced Monday the appointment of Richard Grganto as national general adjuster for Crawford Global Technical Services. ...Read More
Contractor, Nightclub Owners Arrested for Premium Fraud 01/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Sacramento contractor was arrested on charges of workers' compensation insurance fraud for allegedly underreporting $755,899 in payroll to reduce his premiums, and the owner of a Los Angeles nightclub accused of underreporting $143,000 turned himself in to authorities, the California Depart...Read More

Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Worker Who Allegedly Shot Nail Into His Eye 01/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 489 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 88 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that questions about whether a worker had eye protection available to him precluded him from obtaining summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More

Correctional Officer Pleads No Contest to Comp Fraud 01/08/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 983 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
A Northern California correctional officer accused of filing a workers' compensation claim for a softball injury pleaded no contest to fraud charges, a...Read More
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