Washington Senate votes to give compensation to sick Hanford employees

The Washington Senate voted last week to expand workers’ compensation to employees who were exposed to toxic chemicals while working at the Hanford Nuclear Site. Hanford workers’ compensation claims are rejected at a 52 percent higher rate than the state average, even though it is the most toxic worksite in the country, according to a […]

Louisiana postal employee charged with fake workers’ comp claims

A 40-year-old New Orleans-area postal worker faces charges of making false workers’ compensation claims related to a 2015 injury. Prosecutors allege that between 2015 and 2017, she submitted fraudulent requests for reimbursement for travel that never occurred. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Fraud charges stand against former corrections officer

A judge has denied a motion to dismiss criminal charges against a 38-year-old former corrections officer who prosecutors say fraudulently collected nearly $16,000 in disability benefits for a claimed back injury. Authorities say he was videotaped running a backhoe and doing snow removal work for two Massachusetts municipalities while collecting benefits. Worcester Telegram