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Stanley Law Offices Join Forces With Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby 10/03/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 474 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby, a workers’ compensation law firm based in Syracuse, New York, is merging with The Stanley Law Offices LLP, the firms announced on Friday. Fallon, Fallon & Bigsby has practiced in several areas of law but will now focus entirely on workers’ comp...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Suit Against Homeowner for Fall Through Porch 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a homeowner could be liable to a worker who allegedly suffered injuries due to the defective condition of a porch while the worker was preparing an estimate for the repair of the defect. ...Read More
OSHA Inspection After Tire Explosion Yields $62,000 Fine for Truck Repair Shop 10/03/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 429 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
A man sustained serious head injuries in July after a tire exploded at the Massachusetts truck repair facility where he worked. Federal safety inspectors say the accident could have been avoided. They fined Crown Equipment Corp. on Woburn about $62,000 this month after a July 13 inspectio...Read More

OSHA: Roofing Contractor Failed to Protect Workers From Falls 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $213,000 in penalties for a Florida roofing contractor that exposed workers to dangerous falls and other hazards. ...Read More

Report Will Explore Effects of Opioid Prescription Limits 10/03/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Maine Bureau of Insurance will meet with stakeholders Oct. 31 to discuss the 2015 Public Law Chapter 488, An Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. ...Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty to Workers' Compensation Payroll Scheme 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
An Orlando woman is facing a maximum prison sentence of up to 980 years after pleading guilty last week to 49 counts of wire fraud and one count of operating as an unlicensed money transmitter in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme. ...Read More

Doctor Sentenced to 366 Days in Prison for Accepting Cash Bribes 10/03/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New Jersey doctor who pleaded guilty to taking cash bribes for referring patients to laboratories was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison this week. ...Read More
Machine Shop Fined $155,000 for Electrical, Amputation Hazards 10/03/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Federal safety inspectors who visited a Houston maintenance shop in August found workers continued to operate machinery without safeguards. Because the setup could have led to a worker losing a limb, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Machinery Maintenance Rebuilders ...Read More

New Opioids Rule That Requires Best Treatment Practices Now in Effect 10/03/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A new rule mandating how Ohio’s injured workers are prescribed opioids became effective Saturday. Reimbursement for opioid prescri...Read More

Governor Mandates Docs Check With PDMP When Prescribing Controlled Substances 09/30/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1627 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Five years ago, California was on the verge of joining Missouri as the only state without a prescription drug-monitoring database. Since then, lawm...Read More
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