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Ventura County Worker Sentenced to 109 Days for Fraud 07/28/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 972 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Southern California woman videotaped lugging car wheels around a parking lot after telling doctors a work injury prevented her from lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk was sentenced to 109 days in jail, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

Violations at Grain Storage Facility Bring $61,600 in Fines 07/27/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
An inspection conducted as part of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's local emphasis program for grain handling hazards led to $61,600 in fines against a Nebraska farmers cooperative. ...Read More

Vendor Gets $700,000 Even Though Workers' Comp Contract Was Canceled 07/11/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A poorly negotiated contract between a Houston vendor and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission could cost taxpayers $700,000. Met...Read More

Vocational Rehab Provider Pleads Guilty to Fraud 07/05/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A woman who exaggerated workers’ compensation claims and filed phony expenses must pay the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $56,000, the agency says. ...Read More
Vericlaim Names William Breslin President of Managed Repair Networks 06/28/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 737 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Vericlaim, a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has promoted William Breslin to president of managed repair networks. Breslin will now head First Choice Repair and Diamond Property Loss Solutions, Vericlaim announced last week. He will oversee managed repair teams bas...Read More

Vullo Confirmed as State Superintendent of Financial Services 06/17/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 2356 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The New York Senate confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Maria Vullo as the new superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services last week, the department announced in a press release....Read More

Voc-Rehab Provision of AWCA Faces Constitutional Challenge 06/14/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 881 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Oklahoma City attorney Bob Burke on last week launched an attack on yet another provision of the state's Administrative Workers' Compensation Act. ...Read More

Veteran Yarn Mill Worker Gets Benefits for 'Trigger Finger' Injury 05/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 685 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a former yarn mill worker was entitled to benefits for a repetitive trauma injury affecting his fingers. ...Read More

Video Footage of Worker's Motorcycle Ride Belied His Claim of Disability, Court Says 04/25/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the imposition of penalties and the forfeiture of future benefits on a worker who claimed to be incapable of any physical activity after video surveillance captured him out and about town and riding a motorcycle. ...Read More
Volunteer Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Working While on Benefits 04/15/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 1351 | 0 | Popular with Other | 3 min read
State officials arrested a Connecticut volunteer firefighter on Thursday for allegedly doing construction work while collecting workers' compensation benefits. The Office of the Chief State's Attorney charged Anthony P. Skut, 57, of Coventry, with one count of fraudulent receipt o...Read More
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