Sun editorial: No help from Sacramento for Islamic terror attack victims

A bill intended to help Californians recover from terrorism attacks and workplace violence was gutted in the Assembly Insurance Committee before it was sent along unanimously to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. That means its now incumbent on San Bernardino County supervisors to make sure their employees get the treatment they need. San Bernardino County Sun

Sting nets Central Valley contractors

During two days in mid-April, the Contractors State License Board’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team set up a sting at a home in Visalia, resulting in citations to 15 contractors for licensing violations and failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Visalia Times-Delta

Did Uber engineer’s job stress spur his suicide?

The surviving family of a 34-year-old Uber engineer are convinced that work environment and stress triggered his suicide. His widow has filed a workers’ compensation claim seeking to hold the ride-hailing tech company accountable for her husband’s mental decline. San Francisco Chronicle

New York roofing contractor pleads guilty to fraud

An Amsterdam, New York residential roofing contractor pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony Worker’s Compensation and welfare fraud charges. According to the state inspector general, this is the second time in four years the 51-year-old man has been caught conducting similar fraudulent activity on the workers’ compensation system. The Recorder (Amsterdam, N.Y.)

Working with workers’ comp cases in orthotics & prosthetics practices

Possibly the most unique aspect of workers’ compensation cases is the need to return patients back to work as soon as possible, according to April DeSantis, CEO of National Ancillary Network Solutions. There are also unique billing, coding requirements and varying state-specific rules and regulations. Thus, workers’ compensation cases can be difficult to navigate for […]