A California agriculture company owner and his daughter were arraigned Sept. 14 on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud for an alleged $2.5 million workers’ comp scheme. Felipe Saurez Barocio, owner of Agriculture Services Inc., and his daughter, Angelita Barocio-Negrete, allegedly underreported employee payroll by $11 million to reduce the company’s premium for workers’ comp […]
One out of every 2,500 claims get this large
An independent truck driver couldn’t convince an appeals court his injury from lighting a firework in a warehouse was work-related despite it occurring on customer property while he was picking up a load. The driver claimed setting off fireworks was a way for him to build a relationship with his clients, so his injuries were […]
An employee said she hurt her shoulder at work on her last day before a vacation. She went to a doctor after she got back. Did she get workers’ comp benefits?
It’s a classic conundrum: If an employee is injured walking to or from their car before or after work, is the injury eligible for workers’ comp?
Safety directors and supervisors know that personal protective equipment (PPE) works. Most employees say they believe PPE works, too. So why do safety directors and managers see workers not wearing PPE when they should be?
An employee suffered serious injuries at work, which were covered under workers’ comp. But one question remained: Did he suffer compensable psychological injuries, too?
A business owner under-reported the number of employees he had. Now he’s headed to prison for workers’ comp fraud.
An employee injured her neck at work. A doctor said she could return to work without restrictions. The employee quoted another doctor who recommended restrictions. She quit and filed for workers’ comp. Did she get benefits?