‘Injured’ postal worker seen on vacation at Sea World, Mt. Rushmore

Despite claiming she couldn’t sit, stand or walk for more than five or 10 minutes at a time, a West Carrollton, Ohio postal worker was seen on airport and amusement park surveillance traveling during two trips and riding the “Roohoo” ride at Orlando’s Sea World water park, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton’s U.S. […]

Prosecutors: Convicted fraudster took money from vets, police

Federal prosecutors say a former letter carrier convicted of workers’ compensation fraud should have his bond revoked because they believe he has been defrauding veterans and policemen through an online clothing business. AL.com

Red Bluff councilman returning from Florida to face charges

A Red Bluff, California city council member accused of fraud is being brought back from Florida to Tehama County to face criminal charges. Suren Patel, 43, was arrested last month in Florida. Charges include workers’ compensation fraud, perjury and not paying taxes to the city in connection with his business, America’s Best Value Inn. KRCR […]

Illinois firefighter permitted to recover PTSD benefits related to death of co-worker

An Illinois appellate court recently handed down an expansive interpretation of when an employee can recover for psychological disability when the accident caused no physical injury. While the claimant, a lieutenant was positioned outside of a residential fire, a fellow firefighter sustained fatal injuries while battling the fire inside the house. The claimant did not […]

West Virginia man seeks compensation for injuries from fall

A former asbestos removal worker from Ohio is suing Thermal Solutions Inc., Eaves Recycling Inc. and Structures Resources Inc., citing alleged negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries. Allegations include failure to comply with workers’ compensation insurance law in West Virginia, negligence, joint venture liability and failure to provide a safe workplace. West Virginia […]

Be careful how you report details of your work-related injury in New Jersey

If you were doing something, however slight, to cause an injury at work be sure to let your employer know all of the facts when you report the injury. As the case below verifies, if you are just walking at work and feel a “pop” in your back, you will probably be denied workers’ compensation […]