Ventura woman found guilty of workers’ compensation insurance fraud

A Ventura woman was found guilty of four counts of felony workers’ compensation, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. In January 2012, Ventura County opened an investigation into Linda Boggess, 49, who at the time was employed by the Ventura County Human Services Agency, prosecutors said. Ventura County Star

Insurer files suit against Muir Wood National Monument for reimbursement

An insurance firm is suing federal national park and unknown defendant seeking reimbursement for a workers’ compensation claim. Sentinel Insurance Co. LTD filed a complaint on June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Muir Wood National Monument park and Does 1-25 seeking subrogation to recover workers’ compensation benefits. […]

Big drop in opioids being given out to workers in some states: study

A push to combat opioid abuse may be bearing fruit in a number of states that have seen reductions in the use of such painkillers by injured workers. A new study found noticeable reductions in the amount of opioids received by injured workers from 2009 through 2014 in a majority of the 25-state area that […]

How to prevent 5 common workplace injuries

Travelers analyzed its claims data to find the most common on-the-job accidents and injuries. Here are the most frequent workplace injuries, according to the company’s recent Injury Impact Report: 1) strains and sprains; 2) cuts or punctures; 3) contusions (bumps and bruises); 4) inflammation (e.g., tendinitis); and 5) fractures. Business News Daily

Trapped by the workers’ compensation remedy rule

Q: “I work for a security firm and have been a security guard for a number of years at a local mall. Recently, while making my rounds, I slipped and fell on a clear substance, badly injuring my back and hip. I presented my claim to my company, the security firm, which was accepted under […]