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Workers' Compensation News


 
OR WCB Names New ALJs 12/16/2004
State: OR | Segment: People | 103 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) last month announced the appointment of Greg Naugle and Elizabeth Fulsher as Administrative Law Judges. Naugle is a 1990 graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1991-2001 he was in private practice: ci...Read More
 
 
OK Sets Record for Lowest Recorded Injuries 12/15/2004
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For the second year in a row, Oklahoma workplaces set records for the fewest number of recordable injuries and illness as well as the lowest injury and illness rate. The 2003 state workplace injury and illness rate of 5 per 100 full-time workers is the lowest since the Department of Labor b...Read More
 
 
OH Woman Sentenced to Jail for Fraud 12/15/2004
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 150 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced Toledo woman has been sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of workers' compensation fraud. Linda Blair was sentenced to six months jail time which was suspended pending the full payment of court costs. Blair did not owe BWC any furthe...Read More
 
 
OSHA Executive Shuffling Occurs 12/13/2004
State: NA | Segment: People | 97 | 0
John Henshaw, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health (OSHA), Friday announced three executive personnel moves beginning with the impending retirement of R. Davis Layne, deputy assistant secretary. Layne will retire from the federal government effective Dec. 31, 2...Read More
 
 
OH Employer Guilty of Shorting System 12/13/2004
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 65 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced a South Euclid man has been sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of workers' compensation fraud. The City of Cleveland Municipal Court sentenced Larry Manno to two years probation and ordered him to pay a $250 fine. He is also is requ...Read More
 
 
OH Man Caught Working 3 Jobs on TTD 12/13/2004
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 79 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced an Aurora man has been sentenced for a misdemeanor charge of workers' compensation fraud. Ronald Pannetti was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay BWC $2,010.39 in restitution and $2000 in investigative costs. ...Read More
 
 
OR Updates Preferred Worker Reimbursement 12/10/2004
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 15 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has released Bulletin 316, "Claims processing administrative cost factor for supplemental disability reimbursement and Preferred Worker Program claim cost reimbursement." The purpose of this bulletin is to notify insurers and self-insured...Read More
 
 
OR WCD Revises Spanish Forms 12/09/2004
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 60 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has published Bulletin 310, "Spanish language Forms 440-801S, "Reporte de Lesion o Enfermedad en el Trabajo" (Report of Job Injury or Illness") and 440-3283S, "Entendiendo las Reclamaciones de Compensacion para Trabajadores" (Understanding workers' com...Read More
 
 
OH Chiro Busted for Billing Fraud 12/09/2004
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 282 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced a Greenville, Ohio man has pled guilty to a felony charge of workers' compensation fraud. Dr. Robert Fantasia was sentenced to one year probation, basic supervision and court costs. He also paid BWC over $216,000 in restitution and s...Read More
 
 
OH Man Ordered to Pay $56K Restitution 12/07/2004
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 378 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) announced a Felicity man has been sentenced for a felony charge of workers' compensation fraud. George Shelton was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay BWC $55,778.06 in restitution. Shelton paid $6,282.56 to BWC prior to ...Read More
 
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