Workers' Compensation News
Common Sense Urged When Enforcing Treatment Guidelines
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Medical treatment guidelines are an important tool for improving the care of injured workers, but their use must be coupled with common sense, speakers said during a webinar on Thursday.
Companies Sued Over Alleged Scam of 9/11 Responders, NFL Players
State: NY | Segment: NORTH |
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The New York Attorney General’s Office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a lawsuit against a company that allegedly scammed 9/11 first responders out of payments intended to cover their medical costs and lost income.
Comp Court Erred in Rejecting Opinion of Psychiatrist
State: MN | Segment: NORTH |
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The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals that had found the opinion of a psychiatrist inadequate to support the denial of a worker's claim for mental conditions allegedly caused by a concussion and post-concussive syndrome.
Contractor Fined $280,000 for Fatal Accident
State: AK | Segment: WEST |
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The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development penalized a contractor $280,000 for four willful violations of state safety standards that resulted in a man’s death.
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MD - Mail Carrier Who Accepted Bus Driver Job While Injured Sentenced to Probation
A 24-year-old mail carrier must pay roughly $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he took a job with Washington, D.C.’s bus service while out on a work injury, the Washington Post reports.
Da’Mon Price, of Clinton, Maryland, was sentenced this week to one year of probation and ordered to pay $2,940.96 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine. He had pleaded guilty to theft of government money.
Price injured his back while working for the Hyattsville Post Office. Before he visited a doctor through the workers’ compensation system, he applied for a .
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jose Juan Serrano started working as a machine operator for Growers Street on April 10, 2013, and was assigned to run a machine that wraps pallets of strawberries. On April 26, 2013, he removed a pallet that was stuck in the machine. He was crushed by a counterweight that was activated after the jam was cleared, District Attorney Dean D. Flippo said in a statement.
OR - WCD Holding Educational Conference in November
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The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem.
The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific topics that will be covered during the two-day event.
Registration is $350 per person.
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held at the Salem convention center.
A registration form is here, and more information will be posted here when available.
CO - Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud
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Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November.
The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent activity for prosecutors to investigate.
The conference will also include sessions discussing provider fraud, employer fraud and labor brokering.
The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3.
The event is being held at Pinnacol’s office, 7501 E. Lowry Blvd. in Denver.
OR - Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs
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Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a report by the Spokesman-Review.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane City Council approved a contract to purchase suppressors for 181 service rifles to protect the city from the legal cost of compensation claims filed by police officers. Although they're colloquially know as "silencers," suppressors don't actually silence a gun.
The newspaper said th.
CA - Marketer Said to Be Fishing for Deal Long Before Feds Started Busting Kickback Rings
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
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