Santa Rosa’s A-C Taxi plans to close over workers’ comp battle

Owners of one of Sonoma County’s largest taxi companies met with drivers and employees on Thursday evening to tell them the company would close by year-end, as funds have dried up for a legal battle with state labor regulators over whether drivers are employees. North Bay Business Journal

Delays, denials plague Hawaii’s workers’ comp program

Treatment delays and disputes over what should be covered are at the heart of a debate over how Hawaii should reform a system that most agree is not working for people with complicated injuries. Each year, more than 20,000 people who work in Hawaii make claims for injuries suffered on the job. A group convened […]

Using smartphone technology to combat workplace injury

Manufacturing industries in the United States rely on the tireless efforts of factory employees—who work daily to make, package, prepare and deliver the products we find on our shelves. And there’s a lot of physical effort required of factory workers. The strain of repetitive motion can lead to various musculoskeletal injuries, such as carpal tunnel […]

Florida mechanic accused of abusing workers’ comp

A 34-year-old Cape Coral, Florida mechanic is facing a felony fraud charge after state investigators say he illegally collected almost $50,000 in workers’ compensation claims. WBBH (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Workers’ comp may cover mental stress, PTSD, says law firm

Non-physical work-related injuries are surfacing as workers’ compensation-covered conditions, attorney Janis Antonius Eisl writes for Lawyers.com. Workplace stress and post-traumatic syndrome disorders can be just as disabling as physical injuries. Therefore, mental injuries might be covered by workers’ compensation benefits in some instances. HRDive