LA County teacher charged with workers’ comp fraud, child abuse

A teacher with the Los Angeles County Office of Education was arrested Tuesday on felony counts of insurance fraud and child abuse. The 61-year-old of Valencia man was arrested by Department of Insurance detectives at his job in Lancaster, according to state insurance regulators. He had filed a workers’ compensation claim after an alleged fight […]

Santa Barbara police officer busted for workers’ comp fraud

The good men and women of the Santa Barbara Police Department may have a collective red face with the embarrassing news that one of their own may soon be behind bars. According to the chief, the 28-year-old man, who served three years in a Santa Barbara Police Department uniform before taking a disability leave in […]

Colorado city disputes cancer claim by water plant employee

Englewood, Colorado officials point to state tests as they deny an Allen Water Filtration Plant employee’s claim that the dust from alum sludge is responsible for his cancer. Alum sludge is a byproduct of the water-filtration process. Elbert County News (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Louisianan alleges he was terminated for filing workers’ compensation claim

A Lafourche Parish, Louisiana man is seeking damages following an incident in which he claims that he was terminated after filing a workers’ compensation claim. In addition to the alleged violation of workers’ compensation laws, the suit states that the defendant violated by Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay him minimum wages and […]

The inequity of specific loss benefits in workers’ comp

Your hands: you use them to hold a pen, type on a computer and drive a car. You use them to grasp a hammer, eat a meal and brush your teeth. Think about it. You use your hands for nearly everything you do, from the second you wake up in the morning, to the second […]

Pennsylvania: Ex-nurse gets probation for insurance fraud scheme

A 38-year-old former nurse charged with insurance fraud has been given two years of probation after being caught on tape teaching exercise classes while receiving workers’ compensation for an alleged shoulder injury. Delaware County Daily Times (Primos, Pa.)

Port trucking company owners arrested in criminal case for insurance fraud

Government investigations of port trucking companies continue, most recently landing two port trucking company owners in jail. The owners of Metro Worldwide, Inc., which operates at both the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, were recently arrested for insurance fraud by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on April 28, 2016. American Journal of Transportation