Former State Employee Defrauds The State In Workers’ Comp Benefits

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A man and woman, are being charged with 93 counts that include theft, perjury, and falsification of business records. While the pair currently reside in Wisconsin, the fraud that they are being charged with occurred in Alaska, where the man was a state employee and the woman was supposedly his masseuse. Prosecutors for this case … Read more

Updated: January 26, 2016

MO Lawmakers to Temporarily Double Fees for Workers Injured on the Job

With over 30,000 claims pending against Missouri’s worker compensation fund, the legislature and Governor are trying desperately to find the money to pay some of these disenfranchised workers. The funds to pay injured Missouri workers have dropped to a trickle, and the total amount owed to injured workers is three times greater than available in … Read more

Updated: July 27, 2021

Connecticut Considers Revising Workers’ Compensation Laws That Exclude Emotional Injury

Current Connecticut law does not allow for employees to receive workers’ compensation benefits for emotional trauma caused by an event at work, unless it is connected to or in addition to a physical injury. Since a state reform in 1993 where lawmakers voted to limit benefits for employees who suffered from mental or emotional trauma … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2013

Does Workers’ Compensation Protect Employees From Being Fired After An Injury?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a state-mandated program that makes sure that employees receive compensation for any injuries they sustain at work. The system also protects employers from employees who later try to seek additional compensation in court.   How workers’ compensation insurance works If you are injured at work you should be able to receive … Read more

Updated: November 11, 2019

After 8 Years A Jury Awards Planned Parenthood Employee In Workers’ Comp

After eight years a Washington woman has finally obtained compensation from a former employer for back and neck injuries. The woman worked for Planned Parenthood of Central Washington as a regional manager. She developed pain in her neck and back and was eventually diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, a condition unrelated to her job. The pain … Read more

Updated: October 25, 2013

Children Of Murdered Woman Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits Because Of Lapsed Policy

Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to protect both employers and their employees. In the event of a workplace injury, employees receive benefits that cover the cost of medical expenses and any lost wages during the recovery period. In return for workers’ comp benefits, employers get immunity from workers filing any civil lawsuits. But what if … Read more

Updated: August 16, 2016