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Disciplined because he filed for workers’ comp or due to positive drug test?

An employee claims his employer retaliated against him for collecting workers’ comp benefits. What did a court think about his claim?  [Read more…]

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Didn’t report neck pain for 2 months: Will it be included in comp coverage?

Nobody questions that this employee was injured on the job. Although he reported injuries immediately afterward, he didn’t mention anything specifically about neck pain until two months later. Did he get comp coverage for the neck pain, too?  [Read more…]

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Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Owner sent to prison for workers’ comp fraud

The owner of an electronics recycling company in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for saying warehouse employees performed only clerical duties when obtaining workers’ compensation insurance.  [Read more…]

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Employee seriously injured trying to stop horseplay: Did he get workers’ comp?

What if an employee is injured trying to break up what he thought was overly aggressive horseplay?  [Read more…]

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Judge says workers’ comp must pay for medical marijuana

Add a fourth state to the list of places where a court has ordered workers’ comp insurance to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker.  [Read more…]

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