March 18, 2018

Dirk V. Block to be Sworn In as a Judge of Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Nebraska State Seal

Lincoln, NE – The swearing-in ceremony of Dirk V. Block as a judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will take place at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 1 3, 201 7 in the Warner (East) Chamber, off the Rotunda on the 2nd Floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K St., Lincoln, Neb. A reception for the new judge will take place on the 1st Floor…[Continue Reading]

NY Doctor Charged in Federal Court for Illegal Distribution of Millions of Oxycodone Pills

US Attorneys Office Seal

New York, NY – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (“DEA”), James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Fighting Fatalities!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California DIR’s report of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2015. 388 Californians were killed on the job in 2015, and the state experienced 13 multi-fatality incidents in 2015, accounting for a total of 48 workplace deaths, compared to six multi-fatality…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/28/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. SID donations brighten holidays for children in need Ohio BWC SID Blog Report: West Virginia Flooded with Painkillers by Drug Wholesalers Insurance Journal Looking Back on Our Celebration of 25 Years Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

CA Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2015 Fatal Occupational Injuries


Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports that 388 Californians died on the job in 2015. California experienced 13 multi-fatality incidents in 2015, accounting for a total of 48 workplace deaths. These events include the tragic shootings of public employees attending a holiday event in San Bernardino, four separate…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Seeks Input for CY 2017 Annual Plan-Based Audit Considerations

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) seeks informal input from workers’ compensation system participants concerning potential categories for the CY 2017 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan (Annual Plan). As a reminder, the Annual Plan sets the priorities for audits the Medical Quality Review Panel…[Continue Reading]

FL Man Who Lied About On-the-Job Injury Lands in Jail

Florida CFO

Orlando, FL – The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), which operates under the direction of CFO Jeff Atwater, recently announced the arrest of Orlando resident Ricardo Aponte on workers’ compensation fraud charges following an elaborate scam involving an alleged on-the-job injury. Aponte…[Continue Reading]

NY Man Caught Teaching Kickboxing While Claiming Unable to Work

New York State Seal

New York, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon recently announced the arrest and guilty plea of a Staten Island phone company lineman who was caught teaching kickboxing, and performing all the requisite combat moves, while claiming work-related injuries…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Decrease Determined!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap comes back a little chubbier after the weekend to feature Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s announcement that employers in the state should see a continued decrease in workers’ compensation insurance costs in 2017. The Missouri Department of Insurance has recommended…[Continue Reading]

MO Gov Nixon Announces Workers’ Comp Rates Expected to Drop Again

Missouri State Seal

Jefferson City, MO – With a record number of Missourians working, employers in the Show Me State should see a continued decrease in workers’ compensation insurance costs, Gov. Nixon recently announced. The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 4.6 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss…[Continue Reading]

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