A judge has sentenced a former police officer to jail after he pleaded guilty to workers’ comp fraud. Video showed him playing baseball.
In 2009, a jury convicted Christopher Briejer of theft of workers’ comp benefits and he was sentenced to prison. Testimony in his trial included that he had climbed Mt. Rainier. Now an appeals court has ruled in his case.
An employee reported a back injury from lifting a box. When he was awarded workers’ comp benefits, the company said there was no proof the injury occurred on the job.
As the country song goes, if it weren’t for bad luck, Grady Billick would have no luck at all, at least as far as avoiding injuries at work. In fact, he’s been injured so many times, his employer wants a reduction in what it would pay in workers’ comp benefits for his most recent mishap.
An employee who was on the clock bent over to tie his shoelace and felt a pop in his back. After that he had two back surgeries and applied for workers’ comp. Read how a company safety policy factored into a court’s decision in this case.
An employee injured her back at work. There’s no question the injury was work-related. But her employer wants to prohibit her from receiving temporary total disability benefits because five days after her injury, she was fired. How did a court rule?
No joke. An injured employee on workers’ comp walks into a bar … and goes to work. What did a court have to say about this?
An employee had previously injured his knee off the job. One day at work while walking down stairs, his knee gave out and he injured his back. Should workers’ comp cover his injuries?
The injury was unusual to begin with: Pulling papers from a filing cabinet caused a back injury that ultimately required surgery. But then this question came up: Was the back injury really caused by work or an existing condition?
A hospital aide injured her back when lifting a patient. She applied for workers’ comp benefits. However, her employer said she didn’t deserve the benefits because she didn’t list a previous injury on her employment application.
This injured worker says he suffered hip and back pain. Why does his employer only want workers’ comp to cover the hip injury? How did a court rule?
There’s no doubt that this employee was injured while working. Despite that, a court found the injury didn’t arise from an actual risk of employment. Here’s why:
Can an employee get injured by just sitting in a vehicle and driving?
What happens when a company chooses to go without workers’ comp insurance? One potential result is a large jury award when an employee is injured, such as what happened in this case.
An employee was sitting on a chair in his employer’s lunchroom, eating his lunch, when the chair collapsed under him. Does he get workers’ comp for the resulting lower back injury?
For a while, it seemed states were slowly accepting that medical marijuana would be covered under workers’ compensation. But a Maine court decision goes against that trend.
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