Ex-CHP officer told to pay $183,000 for workers’ comp fraud

A former California Highway Patrol officer who was seen engaging in physically strenuous outdoor activities while receiving workers’ compensation has been ordered to pay more than $183,000 in restitution. Daniel Corey Clapp pleaded no contest to misdemeanor workers’ compensation insurance fraud in August 2014. He was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and three […]

Ex Santa Clara Co. deputy gets jail time in workers’ comp fraud case

A former Santa Clara County sheriff’s correctional deputy was sentenced today for false workers’ compensation filed last year. Mark Samuel Navarrete, 40, of San Jose, was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, but can serve the time out of custody through electronic monitoring, his defense attorney Patrick Valencia said. KRON (San Francisco)

Workers protest Washington L&I handling of injury claims

About 30 people demonstrated outside the state Department of Labor & Industries office in downtown Yakima on Friday, protesting what they say are moves to make it harder to get help after on-the-job injuries. A psychologist who handles cases for L&I claimed the agency is trying to cull doctors who support workers’ claims from its […]

Use caution when checking workers’ compensation claims

Many companies hope to prevent the need for their workers to file workers’ compensation claims. Some, though are taking it a step further. In recent years, as employers have become increasingly aware of the high cost of fraudulent claims, interest in whether a job applicant has a history of filing workers’ compensation claims has grown. […]

Farm employers: Don’t hire your injury

Don’t hire your next injury, Bradley Kenny recently told dairy farmers, custom harvesters and manure haulers. Kenny, a chiropractor and senior director of employer services at Aurora BayCare Occupational Health and Wellness in Green Bay, recently spoke about preventing and handling workers’ compensation claims at the 2016 Forage Symposium, hosted by the Midwest Forage Association, […]