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Workers' Compensation News


Post & Schell Adds Associate Lauren Cheever 09/26/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation defense attorney Lauren Cheever has joined Post & Schell as an associate in the firm's Allentown, Pennsylvania, office. ...Read More

Physician Accused of Negligence Cannot Treat Injured Workers 09/25/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City physician has volunteered to surrender his authorization to treat injured workers after regulators alleged multiple cases of negligence. ...Read More

Police Department Hits Bureaucratic Snags in Attempt to Renew Self-Insurance Plan 09/22/2017
State: KS | Segment: SOUTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Kansas' Riley County Police Department has hit a snag in its attempt to renew its self-funded workers' compensation insurance plan, The Mercury reports. ...Read More

Prime Occ Med Plans Expansion Into Texas 09/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Baton Rouge-based Prime Occupational Medicine is planning to expand into New Orleans and Texas, steps that could double the Louisiana company’s size. ...Read More

Playing Hockey While on Comp Leads to Fraud Arrest 09/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Samuel Spina told doctors that a knee injury prevented him from returning to work as an aide at a youth detention center, but investigators say he was well enough to play goalie for the Tighty Whities hockey team. ...Read More

Prosecutors Say Indicted Doctor Was Previously Accused of Defrauding Medicare 09/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1567 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors are asking for permission to argue that a 2010 settlement with Medicare over false billing and kickback allegations shows a Southern California radiologist “devised and knowingly participated in a scheme to defraud, and acted with the intent to defraud” workers&rsq...Read More

Postal Worker Charged With Insurance Fraud After Allegedly Zip Lining on Vacation 09/20/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 238 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has accused a South Jersey postal worker of collecting nearly $75,000 in federal workers' compensation benefits despite being physically fit to work, as evidenced by photos posted on Facebook that show him zip lining and rappelling on vacation....Read More

Police Officer Charged With Collecting Disability for Off-Duty Injury 09/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Elizabeth police officer has been charged with collecting thousands of dollars in benefits through insurance fraud, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour said. ...Read More

PBM: Fentanyl Patches Being Changed Too Frequently 09/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though skin patches containing the potent opioid painkiller fentanyl are intended to last for 72 hours, physicians are increasingly recommending that injured workers replace the patches after only 48 hours, according to one pharmacy benefit manager. ...Read More

Postal Worker Gets Time to Add to Emotional Distress Claim 09/13/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied the U.S. Postal Service's motion , for lack of grounds, to dismiss an employee's claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. ...Read More
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