Ex-Charger Ron Mix pleads guilty to tax fraud

Former San Diego Chargers great Ron Mix pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Missouri to a tax fraud charge stemming from his post-football career as a workers’ compensation lawyer. Mix, 78, faces a potential sentence of three years in prison and $250,000 fine, but his lawyer said he could end up being placed on […]

Prison term for former postal worker

A 58-year-old former postal worker was sentenced earlier this month to 13 months in prison for workers’ compensation fraud and was ordered to pay nearly $164,000 in restitution to the Department of Labor. According to court documents, the man falsely claimed to have injured his shoulder while performing his duties as a mail carrier in […]

Analysis of workers’ comp claims identifies top injury causes, types

Injuries related to material handling account for nearly one-third of total workers’ compensation claims, while strains and sprains are the most common type of work-related injury, according to a report from insurance provider Travelers Companies. For its Injury Impact Report, Travelers examined more than 1.5 million workers comp’ claims filed from 2010 to 2014 from […]

Illinois’ opioid crisis and the dark side of workers’ comp

A little-known loophole in Illinois’ workers’ compensation system is being used to exploit vulnerable workers for personal profit, at the expense of workers’ health. Through a process called physician dispensing, Illinois doctors can not only prescribe drugs but also sell them to injured workers. Research shows that when physicians are allowed to do this, they […]

Ex-cop says injury claim cost him his job

A Raleigh County, West Virginia man says he was forced to resign from the Mabscott Police Department after trying to file a workers’ compensation claim for an injury he suffered during training. West Virginia Record

More than two dozen busted in massive north Texas healthcare fraud scheme

Two licensed professional counselors from the Dallas-Fort Worth area have pleaded guilty to their roles in a massive health care fraud scheme that involved bribes, unnecessary medical treatment, fraudulent billing, and the falsification of medical documents to fraudulently bill the federal government through workers’ compensation programs to the tune of more than $9.5 million. WBAP […]