16 suspected unlicensed contractors given citations in Bakersfield sting

The Contractors State License Board issued 16 citations last week during a two-day sting in Bakersfield. Investigators set up at a southwest Bakersfield home and contacted suspected unlicensed contractors about a variety of “projects,” including installing fencing, concrete work, tree removal and painting. Ten of the people were cited on suspicion of not carrying workers’ […]

Appeals panel says firefighter can press workers’ comp claim for PTSD

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will need to take a second look at a firefighter’s claim for coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder, after a state appeals court ruled legal precedent exists to support his claim and the commission was too hasty to toss his claims. According to two psychologists who submitted testimony in the case, […]

4 steps to prevent employee injuries and illnesses in your dental practice

No one wants to get hurt on the job, or have to face a workers’ compensation claim. How can you keep your dental office safe for everyone? Dental offices are small businesses, and knowing how to foster a safe work environment is an important part of running a successful practice. DentistryIQ

Insurance fraud: ‘It’s all over the place,’ and you should care about it, officials say

There’s a battle on for your insurance dollars, and it’s not about Obamacare or dueling TV commercials. The conflict pits company investigators, police officers, prosecutors, IT professionals and others against legions of big-time and small-time crooks, who steal billions of dollars every year through insurance fraud. The crimes can be as small as a repair […]

West Virginian claims discrimination by former employer

A man is suing former employer, citing alleged discrimination and unlawful termination, in violation of the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he sustained injuries while working for the defendant at a wellsite and received temporary total disability benefits in connection with a workers’ compensation claim. He has […]