What to do in Case of a Workplace Injury

Over the years, a number of safety regulations in workers' compensation programs have been enacted by state and federal governments to provide a better and safer working environment for workers in the country. But even with all these precautions…

American Employers are Using the Carrot-and-stick Approach Towards Overweight Workers to Cut Losses

Much has been said about the obesity problem in America, and what was till now being seen as a cultural issue has now become an employment problem. Employers are beginning to turn away from incentive based health programs and use methods that…

Ohio BWC Cracks Down on Workers Comp Fraudsters in the State

Four individuals, who were arrested on suspicion of trying to defraud the Ohio worker's compensation system in September of this year have either been convicted, or have pleaded guilty to their crimes, says the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation…

The Real Faces of Workers Comp Fraud in America

What does a workers' compensation fraudster look like? If an employer were to be asked this question, they would probably say that the typical portrait of a fraudster is one who is lazy, probably burly and out of shape because he doesn't like…

Former Baltimore City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Workers Compensation Fraud

Gilbert Payne, a former Baltimore City police officer who faced perjury and workers compensation fraud charges, has pleaded guilty. According to the State Prosecutor's Office, Payne was sentenced to three years in prison by a Baltimore Circuit…

Las Vegas Man Arrested in Shooting Over Alleged Workers’ Comp Claim

Occupants of the State of Nevada Department of Administrative Hearings Division on Rancho Drive near Sahara Avenue, which houses a Nevada agency that handles disabled workers claims and workers compensation hearings, now fear for their safety. A…

Mississippi Shining - State Wins Top Spot in Ranking for Physician Friendly Places

Mississippi almost always finds itself on the top of some or the other national ranking. And it is not always a positive thing! But when a nationwide survey for physicians says that the Magnolia State is the best place to practice medicine free…

Wal-Mart Shoots to Maintain Lower Prices

Wal-Mart has done it again. The company has cut down on its workers' compensation a second time around and the stealthy way the giant retailer is going around clamping down on the payments for its incredibly high 1.4 million American workers…

New Study Says California is the Costliest State for Employers

A study released last week shows that California is one of the worst states when it comes to workers' compensation. The director of the California Department of Industrial Relations is taking some offense at this study but so what, what credibility…

Dealing with the WCB is Appallingly Disturbing, Says Doctor

Dealing with the Workers' Compensation Board in America is not always as easy as it is portrayed to be. A medical specialist in Cape Breton says that encounters with the Board officials can be "appallingly disturbing". Sounds like Obamacare! Dr.…