Official warns of sharp rise in Santa Monica workers’ compensation costs

The City of Santa Monica, California’s costs for workers’ compensation rose sharply last fiscal year, prompting a warning by the City’s finance director that a 53 percent increase in funding likely will be needed soon. The city spent approximately $9.3 million on medical treatment and indemnity payments for injured employees in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, […]

Santa Rosa’s A-C Taxi to pay fine, cease operations

Owners of a Santa Rosa, California taxi company have agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and cease operations as part of a settlement with the state for refusing to provide 30 drivers with workers’ compensation insurance and misclassifying them as independent contractors, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su announced in late December. Kevin and Jennifer Kroh, […]

New Hampshire: LRGH sues Taylor Community over workers’ comp claim

LRGHealthcare has filed suit against the Taylor Community and the state’s workers’ compensation insurance company for payment of $127,674 for the work-related surgery they performed on a Taylor Community employee. Also included in the suit are the legal group hired by the New Hampshire Employers Insurance Company and Qmedworx Services, the mediation team that worked […]

Pennsylvania: Appeal to hold Saladworks liable for franchisee’s employee workers’ comp claim dismissed

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision on December 16, 2016 dismissing an appeal of a previous ruling. It ruled that franchisor Saladworks has no liability to its franchisee’s employees for claims under workers’ compensation laws. The court took up the appeal because it had potential far-reaching implications for franchisor liability in workers’ compensation cases […]

New York kickboxing instructor admits teaching classes while getting workers’ comp

A Midland Beach, New York man on Monday pleaded guilty to collecting more than $37,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while working as a kickboxing instructor, officials said. The 49-year-old 49, claimed to have been injured while working as a lineman for Verizon and began receiving the benefits based on those injuries, according to an investigation […]

Colorado firm facing lawsuit in California over zip line injury

A Boulder, Colorado company is being sued for failure of its zip line equipment that resulted in a worker at an adventure park being seriously injured. Head Rush Technologies, a manufacturer of equipment for use in climbing and zip lining, is facing a personal injury suit in San Bernardino, California. Longmont Times-Call