California: Former Simi Valley man pleads guilty to workers’ compensation fraud

A 67-year-old former Simi Valley man recently pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud, prosecutors said Monday. The felony violation involves allegedly making a fraudulent statement in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. VC Star

California: Peninsula correctional officer resigns after workers’ comp fraud plea

A 44-year-old San Mateo County sheriff’s correctional officer who pleaded no contest last week to misdemeanor workers’ compensation fraud and was sentenced to 10 days in county jail has resigned. While on disability for a purported shoulder injury, he was reportedly seen participating in a “Spartan Race” navigating obstacles in the course. SFGate

Alabama lawmakers look to protect cancer-prone profession

The Centers for Disease Control found firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population. An Alabama state representative who is also a retired firefighter wants to change the state’s workers’ comp laws so cancer would be […]

Workers’ comp fraud over $100K lands Florida man in jail

A Vero Beach, Florida man was charged with insurance fraud after deputies said he filed a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim worth more than $100,000 following a crash in June that was not work-related. Investigators say he was actually headed to a court date to stand trial for charges stemming from a prior arrest when the […]