California: Workers’ comp scam alleged Inland Empire

A Riverside woman who owns a travel trailer manufacturer has pleaded not guilty to dozens of counts of cheating insurance companies out of workers’ compensation insurance payments based on employees’ injuries and job classifications. Joanne Tealoff is charged with making a false statement to reduce workers’ comp insurance premiums and failure to disclose facts related […]

Former postal worker guilty in $1.2M workers’ comp

A 57-year-old former postal worker in Holland, New York has pleaded guilty to scamming the federal government out of more than $1.2 million in workers’ compensation benefits. Richard Klaffka admitted to having received over $1,000,000 in benefits from the VA and workers’ compensation under false pretenses. The indictment alleged that to promote the fraud, his […]

Nestle USA loses workers’ comp appeal for Legionnaires’-stricken employee

A Pennsylvania appellate court has rejected a bid by Nestle USA Inc. to void a workers compensation award for an employee who claimed he contracted Legionnaires’ Disease while servicing vending machines. The court panel this week upheld the benefit award to the man, who is severely disabled as a result of the disease. PennLive