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New York: Truck Driver’s Failure to Mention Side Business Did Not Result in Forfeiture of Benefits
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A New York truck driver’s failure to disclose his involvement in an online and retail flower business was not the sort of misrepresentation that should disqualify him from receiving workers’ compensation benefits under N.Y. Workers’... Read More

New York: Board Commits Error in Disqualifying Injured Worker From Future Benefits
Posted on 26 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Board decision that disqualified an injured worker from receiving future wage replacement benefits was erroneous where the New York appellate court found that the Board’s decision had been based on speculation and conjecture. The court acknowledged... Read More

New York: Videotape and Social Media Evidence Torpedo Worker’s Claim for Benefits
Posted on 4 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a workers’ compensation claimant represented to an independent medical examiner that he could not sit upright or stand without head support, that he became dizzy from time to time, could not engage in play or other activities with his son... Read More

Misclassifying Employees Extends Beyond Making Employees Independent Contractors
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

Experts Explain High Cost of Employment Fraud By John Stahl, Esq. Fraud in the form of purposefully misclassifying workers’ employment status is comparable to a nation of slowly dripping faucets. Individually, this malfeasance usually lacks... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Mother of Injured Worker Dies From Stress Related to Comp Claim
Posted on 19 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Fraud, Forfeiture of Future Disability Rights, and Extraordinary and Unusual. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Cost Containment From Soup to Nuts: Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%, 2012 Edition
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When a workers’ compensation maven of Rebecca Shafer’s caliber shares her expertise about implementing cost containment best practices, industry professionals can’t afford to do anything but listen. Likewise... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/8/2013) – Purchasing Insurance After Indictment Could Not Repair the Damage At This Auto Repair Shop
Posted on 9 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – August 8, 2013 Purchasing Insurance After Indictment Could Not Repair the Damage At This Auto Repair Shop (IL) – Ahmed Ghosien, d/b/a Ghosien European Auto Werks, has pled guilty to felony failure to secure... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/31/2013) – Workers’ Comp Claimant Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Respiratory Scam Dies From Lung Failure
Posted on 1 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 31, 2013 Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/3/2013) – Disabled Cable Installer Crossed the River To Stay Connected To His Work
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – October 3, 2013 Disabled Cable Installer Crossed the River To Stay Connected To His Work (OH) – Cable satellite technician Dominic Musarra will pay $40,432.49 in restitution after pleading guilty to felony... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/28/2013) – Pot Dispensary Disguised As Vitamin Store Shut Down For Fraud
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 28, 2013 Pot Dispensary Disguised As Vitamin Store Shut Down For Fraud (CA) – Billy Kim, the owner of Natural Health & Solutions, has pled guilty to submitting fraudulent government documents... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/12/2013) – Photographer Caught By Secret Camera Taking Pictures While He Claimed To Be Disabled
Posted on 13 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 12, 2013 Photographer Caught By Secret Camera Taking Pictures While He Claimed To Be Disabled (OH) – Elvin Hamilton has pled guilty to workers’ compensation fraud for operating a photography... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/18/2013) – Injured Truck Driver Double-Dipped as Taxi for Construction Workers While Disabled
Posted on 18 Jul 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/21/2013) – Owner of Spanish-Language Interpreting Business Used Fraudulent Billing Scheme
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – November 21, 2013 Owner of Spanish-Language Interpreting Business Used Fraudulent Billing Scheme (WA) – Philip Ward, the owner of a Spanish-language interpreting business, has pled guilty to three counts... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/5/2013) – Owner of Farm Labor Contracting Company Heading To Prison While Owing Millions of Dollars
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – December 5, 2013 Owner of Farm Labor Contracting Company Heading To Prison While Owing Millions of Dollars (CA) – Richard Escamilla Jr., the owner of ROC Harvesting, EC Labor, EC Labor Inc., and ES Labor... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/6/2014) – West Virginia Coal Mining Contracting Firm Sentenced In Federal Court For Currency Fraud Scheme
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 6, 2014 West Virginia Coal Mining Contracting Firm Sentenced In Federal Court For Currency Fraud Scheme (WV) – A federal district court has sentenced Aracoma Contracting LLC, which provided labor... Read More