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Workers' Compensation News

Court Tosses Premium Assessment over Allegedly Misclassified Cable Installers 11/18/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned a decision by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation assessing an additional $346,817.55 in premiums against a cable installation company for allegedly misclassifying its workers as independent contractors. Case: State ex rel. Ugicom Enterprises v. Bueh...Read More

Claimant Ordered to Pay $14,500 in Restitution for Workers' Comp Fraud 11/18/2014
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Columbus, Ohio, woman pleaded guilty to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge on Nov. 6, stemming from findings by an Ohio Department of Job and Family data cross-match, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reported. The investigation found that Dianne Smoot had ea...Read More
County Worker Charged with Fraud, Perjury 11/17/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1027 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orange County juvenile corrections officer faces up to 17 years in prison after being charged with insurance fraud, perjury and concealing information related to his workers' compensation claim, county prosecutors announced. William Parker, 43, suffered a back injury while working ...Read More

Court Says it Won't Get Involved with Ex-WCJ's Wrongful Termination Claim 11/17/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division last week said it will not get involved in a wrongful termination claim by a workers' compensation judge who was ousted in 2011 after declaring bankruptcy. ...Read More
Court Won't Review Rejection of Employer's Stipulation to Worker's PTD Status 11/17/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court said it will not review an interlocutory decision about whether an employer's stipulation to the level of an injured worker's disability should have been accepted by a workers' compensation law judge. Case: Lewis v. Stewart's Marketing Corp., No....Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog's New Comp Site Includes Calculators for Clients 11/17/2014
Source: Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Raleigh firm of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog has announced the launch of a new website for its workers’ compensation practice group, which includes calculators to help clients with the workers’ comp process, the firm announced in a release. The site will include both Publ...Read More

Court Rejects Tort Claim by Mall Security Guard Shot by Robber while Protecting Shopper 11/17/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mall security guard who used his own body to protect a bystander from an armed robber was not eligible to recover against the mall owner for its alleged negligence in managing the property, as a matter of law, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Swope v. Greenbriar Mall Limited Pa...Read More

Claimant Accused of Faking Injury, Working while on Disability and Stealing from New Employer 11/17/2014
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors say a New Jersey man faked a worksite injury to obtain $140,213 in medical treatment for a pre-existing back injury, worked under the table for another employer while receiving temporary disability benefits and then stole $16,700 from his new employer's bank accounts. ...Read More
CSB Proposes More Rigorous Refinery Regulation by State 11/14/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board recommended strengthening process safety management regulations for petroleum refineries in a final report on its investigation into the August 2012 fire at a Chevron facility in Richmond. The Richmond fire, caused by a ruptured pipe, created a vapor cloud t...Read More

Court Vacates Order Compelling Maritime Employer to Pay Maintenance and Cure 11/14/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 857 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
A Texas appellate court on Thursday ruled that an injured seaman could not get a pretrial order to compel his employer to provide him with maintenance and cure. However, each of the members of the 14th District Court of Appeal panel had different views on why this should be, resulting in ...Read More
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