Spokane Restaurateur Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

70 year old Wanitta Racicot from Spokane Valley has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud and ordered to repay the state $125,000 she collected as disability benefits. Racicot pleaded guilty before Spokane County Superior Court Judge…

Former Baltimore City Police Officer Charged with Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Montgomery County Police Officer Gilbert L. Payne, a former Baltimore police officer has been accused of perjury and felony workers compensation fraud in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40 year old officer who is employed with the Montgomery…

Tenn. Supreme Court Denies Workers Comp Claim for PTSD; Upholds Trial Court’s Decision

The Tennessee high court recently denied Jo Dean Nuchols, a personal secretary for Blount County, Tennessee, Sheriff James Berrong, workers compensation benefits. She began working as a secretary in the Sherriff’s office in 1990 and was terminated…

BP Asks for Deepwater Money Back which they Rightfully Earned; Judge Says No which Defies Logic

BP's financial woes haven't ended yet. The company wants its money back, but the federal judges in USA are against it. In a court ruling on Wednesday, federal District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that BP must keep its promises of compensating companies…

Oklahoma Courts Okay with Workers' Compensation Fraud

It is a case that can boggle anyone. In a bizarre twist of events, an Oklahoma court has awarded worker's compensation to a dead fireman who died during training, but had apparently never worked as a fireman before in his life. Despite the testimony…

Retaining the Best Talent in Your Company in a Time of Change

Change is coming to the workers' compensation managed care industry and its inevitable, say workers' compensation attorneys and industry insiders. The market has been invaded by private equity holders and the invasion is expanding at unprecedented…

Menzies Aviation Fined by Cal/OSHA for Safety Violations Following LAX Tow Tractor Operator’s Death

Menzies Aviation, a global provider of passenger, ramp, and cargo handling services, was recently cited for five safety violations and fined $77,250 for incidents that resulted in the death of Cesar Augusto Valenzuela, a ramp agent employed…

The Connection between the Fracking Boom, Highway Triple Tragedies, and Workers Compensation in Texas

The drilling and fracking boom in Texas seems to have increased the amount of fatal accidents and catastrophic crashes for oil and gas workers and increased the burden of workers comp insurance carriers as well. If that is what it takes to create…

Utah Man Charged with Workers Comp Fraud by Montana State Fund

Lifting heavy objects such as cast iron tubs of over 80 pounds, bundles of shingles, hammering and pulling nails, and lifting pieces of lumber are not something that someone who claims to be permanently disabled could possibly do. But Benjie…

California Insurance Company Accuses for Bucks Player and Tampa Attorney of Workers Comp Fraud

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Tampa attorney Brad Culpepper is being sued by a California insurance company, accusing him of fraud and deceit. Culpepper’s career saw him take on some of the toughest players in the NFL as a defensive tackle…