Safety and OSHA News

Injured at work, then he got into a fight and was fired: Can he collect comp?

This employee received workers’ comp benefits for workplace injuries. Then he got into a physical fight with a co-worker and was fired. Did his comp benefits continue?  [Read more…]

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Did employee file too late to receive workers’ comp benefits?

This state requires employees to file for workers’ comp benefits within one year from when they knew or should have known an injury resulted from occupational disease. When exactly does that clock start ticking?  [Read more…]

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She says she reported her work injury, bosses say she didn’t; does she get comp?

Did this employee injure her shoulder by lifting at work, or by tripping over her dog at home?  [Read more…]

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Bragged about playing golf while on comp: Now he has to pay back $27K

Loose lips sink ships. In this case, bragging about how he would sink putts led to a criminal conviction for workers’ compensation fraud.  [Read more…]

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