Orange County sheriff’s deputies file workers’ comp claims for physical, psychological injuries from Las Vegas shooting

Four Orange County sheriff’s deputies have filed workers’ compensation claims against the county for physical and psychological injuries they say they suffered when they attended a country music festival in Las Vegas where a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. The Orange County Board of Supervisors was set to meet Tuesday in closed […]

California: Deputy denies workers’ comp fraud

A six-year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department faces charges of filing false workers’ compensation claims. The 40-year-old man allegedly misrepresented his physical condition and abilities repeatedly and faces up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted. Times of San Diego

Shot while serving, ‘hero’ deputy still fighting for workers’ comp

Four years after he was shot while pursuing a gang member, in an incident that led to his being awarded the FBI Star, New Hanover County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Spencer’s law enforcement career is over, but his workers’ compensation claim is not. Port City Daily (Wilmington, N.C.)

Pennsylvania insurance agent faces more fraud charges

A Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania insurance agent, who earlier this year was charged with defrauding clients by allowing a workers’ compensation policy to lapse while continuing to bill for it, was arrested last week on violations involving three additional firms, according to authorities. Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

Mississippi: Jackson woman arrested for workers’ comp fraud

A 35-year-old Jackson, Mississippi woman has been charged with one count of workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly making misleading statements to an insurer that she wasn’t getting secondary income while receiving workers’ comp benefits. WLBT/WDBD (Jackson, Miss.)

Employee’s stress lawsuit possible even after workers’ comp

If an employer violates California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, for example by retaliating against an employee–the employee may be able to sue for intentional infliction of emotional distress even if the employee already received workers’ comp benefits for stress, according to a recent state appellate court decision. Business Management Daily