State: 21 busted in Bakersfield sting for working as unlicensed contractors

Twenty-one unlicensed contractors were caught during a two-day sting last month in Bakersfield, according to the California Contractors State License Board. Investigators searched for possibly unlicensed contractors through online and local advertisements, and the investigators invited the suspects to place bids for home improvement projects. The bids ranged from $1,000 for concrete work to $8,400 […]

What the workers’ comp investigation into San Bernardino terror attack victims’ cases found

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has concluded its investigation into San Bernardino County’s handling of cases involving victims of the Dec. 2, 2015, Islamic terror attack at the Inland Regional Center, finding that denials for treatment have been rare and that delays were mainly attributed to doctors failing to submit the appropriate information. State […]

Ex-supe’s injury claims: Handful to figure out

Former San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has filed workers’ compensation claims for psychological stress from a threatening incident with cutlery and for an overuse-injury to his right hand, wrist and arm and other body parts. San Diego Union-Tribune [with video]

Questionable future of IREs in Pennsylvania’s workers’ comp system

Impairment rating evaluations (IREs) provide an important tool in the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system. Where a claimant has made a full recovery or is clearly capable of returning to the workforce, the employer has ­well-established options for terminating or modifying a claimant’s benefits. However, where a claimant has not made a full ­recovery and a […]

Eagles sacked by Pennsylvania court for failing to pay workers’ comp to injured player

Saying the team didn’t follow the rules, a Pennsylvania appeals court panel Monday ruled that the Philadelphia Eagles must pay workers’ compensation, plus a penalty, for the career-ending injuries of defensive end Victor Abiamiri. The workers’ comp payments, the amount of which are not specified in the ruling, come on top of the $55,000 the […]

Former Connecticut police sergeant charged with workers’ comp fraud

A former Cromwell, Connecticut police sergeant was arrested and charged with workers’ compensation fraud after he was seen doing construction work at his home after an on-the-job injury supposedly left him unable to work, officials said. Middletown Press (New Haven, Conn.)