San Bernardino County grant will fill workers’ comp gap for Islamic terror attack victims

Portions of a $4 million federal anti-terrorism victims grant coordinated by the state of California and San Bernardino County can be used to reimburse injured survivors of the December 2, 2015 Islamic terrorist attack for medical treatments awaiting approval through workers’ compensation, the county learned on Friday in talks with the California Victim Compensation Board. […]

San Bernardino: Islamic terror attack galvanizes broader review of workers’ comp system

After survivors of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack brought their problems with receiving timely medical treatment to the Board of Supervisors, county leaders pointed to workers’ compensation. Now, the county has formed a task force, it says, set on mending issues with the statewide system beyond just those experienced by the attack survivors. In conjunction […]

San Bernardino Islamic terror attack survivors still report treatment problems

Survivors of the December 2, 2015 Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino said Friday that treatment is still being delayed or denied after the county assigned an outside firm to expedite workers’ compensation claims. As of January 5, an employee with Sherman Oaks-based IW Care Connection said the firm had contacted only about half of […]

California: Eureka insurance broker accused of embezzling cannabis business’ payments

Eureka insurance broker John Ford is being investigated by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for alleged embezzlement of a Benbow medical marijuana company’s insurance policy payments. The nonprofit Humboldt Redwood Healing corporation filed the claim against Ford in October alleging that Ford had accepted more than $52,100 in payments from the company between February […]

California blames incarcerated workers for unsafe conditions and amputations

Since 2012, inmates in California have reported more than 600 injuries while working for as little as 35 cents an hour, according to the documents obtained by The Intercept. The logs contain a wide range of job-site harms, from fingers being smashed in steel molds or sucked under sewing machine needles to less serious maladies […]

Connecticut: Naugatuck man charged with fraud

Though an injury left him unable to do his work as an oil change technician, authorities say a Naugatuck, Connecticut man was doing similar work at another place while collecting workers’ compensation. Hartford Courant