Federal auditors investigating Hanford workers’ comp process

Office of the Inspector General auditors are in southeastern Washington, looking into the workers’ compensation claims process at Hanford, a former nuclear weapons manufacturing site and reportedly the most toxic worksite in the country. While only the state of Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries officially can deny a Hanford employee’s claim, the program is […]

Illinois: Niles OKs $100K workers’ comp settlement to former employee

Niles, Illinois trustees have authorized a settlement of just under $100,000 to a former employee in a workers’ compensation. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission still must approve the settlement. The longtime village employee reportedly was involved in an accident with a car while he was driving a truck in February 2014. Chicago Tribune

Man arrested by ICE following workers’ comp meeting released

A 37-year-old Boston-area man who was arrested by federal immigration officials after a workers’ compensation meeting that was arranged by his employer is out of federal custody after nearly two weeks. His attorneys say the arrest may have been the employer’s effort to avoid a workers’ comp claim related to the employee’s fall from a […]

New York: Fewer workers’ comp claims pay off for Peekskill

The mayor of Peekskill, New York over the weekend announced that the city’s workers’ compensation has agreed to a renewal policy with a premium reflecting a $200,000 reduction from the year prior, the result of two years of aggressive training and management. Peekskill Post

N.Y. man gets probation for workers’ comp fraud

An Amsterdam, New York man has been sentenced to probation and restitution after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, according to the state’s inspector general. The city employee was observed using his purportedly injured arm lifting tools, painting and climbing ladders. Leader-Herald