Santa Clara County correctional deputy pleads no contest to workers compensation fraud

A Santa Clara County correctional deputy has pleaded no contest to workers compensation fraud. Mark Navarrete had previously pleaded not guilty to felony charges of making and presenting a false or fraudulent statement in support of a workers’ compensation claim, but changed his plea Tuesday to no contest. KRON (San Francisco, Calif.)

Sacramento home renovator suspected of workers’ comp fraud

A Sacramento construction company owner has been arrested for allegedly not paying workers’ compensation premiums for employees. William Huffman, 47, owner of Capitol City Contractors, was booked into Sacramento County jail on Wednesday on suspicion of making a false statement to lower the cost of workers’ comp, grand theft, unemployment benefit fraud, non-payment of contributions […]

Drive down workers’ comp claims by creating a healthy work environment

Workers’ compensation costs are on the rise. According to the 2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012 cost U.S. employers nearly $60 billion in workers’ compensation costs. Additionally, the cost breakdown of workers’ comp has changed. The indemnity costs, compensation for damages or loss, traditionally were nearly […]

New York subway worker’s workers’ comp claim back on track

Werner Schuler’s patience with the MTA is wearing thin over a long overdue workers comp payment. Schuler hurt his knee at the Stillwell Avenue station in Coney Island in 2008. He was out of work for 54 weeks. He won his grievance. But after more than six years, the MTA still hasn’t paid him all […]

Connecticut: Former police officer arrested on workers’ comp fraud charge

A former Meriden, Connecticut police officer was arrested Monday and charged with workers’ compensation fraud for failing to disclose the complete circumstances surrounding a knee injury for which he collected more than $34,000 in disability benefits, according to a state officials. Meriden Record-Journal