Loss Of Wages Benefit

January 21, 2014
My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Missouri Does Missouri practice loss of wages benefit? My attorney has never mentioned trying to collect on any loss of wages and I was wondering if this is a state by state benefit? I am now disabled and trying to sustain on 60% of my wages. I receive SSDI and LTD. Thanks. Your forum has been so helpful! Boxerlady
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California Employers Arrested For Fraud

January 20, 2014
California Employers Arrested for Fraud California Employers Arrested for Fraud The apparent owners of a Fresno-based commercial floor care business have http://the-workers-compensation-attorney.com been arrested for workers compensation premium fraud, tax evasion, and grand theft. Workerscompensation.com Attachment Posted on Tue, December 11, 2012 by Amy Lai California Coalition On Workers' Compensation | 1415 L St. Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 free | Phone: (916) 441.4111 - FAX: (916) 325.4840 | Site Credits
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Disciplined For Refusing To Harm Client???

January 20, 2014
Disciplined for refusing to harm client??? Started by amy22581 , Jan 13 2014 08:16 PM Please log in to reply 5 replies to this (visit) topic Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:16 PM Hi all, in MO here... A few days ago I was directed by a supervisor to give insulin to a client experiencing hypoglycemia. I refused, per his doctor order to treat the hypoglycemia and didn't want to risk coma or death. I reported this incident and was pulled away from working with clients. An investigation was started but today I watched another staff administer the insulin while the client had hypoglycemia, again at supervisor directive. Apparently a company nurse is directing this against doctor orders and supervisors are following. Since they are continuing to put the client at risk and ignore doctors orders, I hotlined them. They are not aware yet, but knew it was a possiblity of my discovery.   I recieved noticed that I need to meet with HR in the AM. I assume I'm getting fired or disciplined (again). If that is the case...do I have any defense? Can I sue for wrongful termination? Can I claim unemployment for the same reason? If I am only disciplined, then what?   I'm in utter shock http://azstarnet.com/business/local/nafta-doesn-t-excuse-workers-comp-coverage-arizona-court-rules/article_050285ef-3e81-5550-84aa-5823e96edfa1.html that they are risking a client's health and life so willingly. It's all documented so there is no escaping. My complaint was via company email. A doctor will testify that this is against orders and does put the client at risk. The tests and medication doses in violation are all logged as well. I'm very confused. Any experience/advice?  
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Ombamacare And Workers Comp Medicare

January 20, 2014
I have an open workers comp claim, I am also now eligible for Medicare based http://the-workers-compensation-attorney.com on disability. workers compensation attorney Now the affordable healthcare act is in place can I use Medicare or a private policy for treatment of my work injury. does anyone know
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Painkillers Hike Workers’ Comp Cost

January 18, 2014
Painkillers hike workers’ comp cost Painkillers hike workers’ comp cost Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year. Now they are dealing with another big and fast-growing cost - payouts to workers with routine http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mastering-workers-comp-costs-book-061700241.html injuries who have been treated with strong painkillers, including many who do not return to work for months, if ever. Boston Globe Attachment Posted on Sun, June 3, 2012 by Amy Lai California Coalition On Workers' Compensation | 1415 L St. Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Phone: (916) 441.4111 - FAX: (916) 325.4840 | Site Credits
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Workers Comp Review Submitted To Newfoundland Government

January 18, 2014

Name* Comments Submit The Newfoundland government has received a report from a review of the province's workers' compensation system. Dan Crummell Service NL Minister Dan Crummell said in a news release today government will be reviewing its contents over the next several weeks. "The consultation process of this review included a wide representation of individuals and groups, and we will very closely consider its findings as we work to enhance the workers compensation system for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, Crummell said. The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Statutory Review Committee held 15 public consultations in 13 communities in the province and also received input through written submissions. The committee heard from a cross section of presenters representing injured workers, employers, employees, unions and industry. The consultation documents can be viewed online at www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/Consultation/index.html#workercomp . A mandatory review of the system is held every five years.
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Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Takes Action in Fraud Cases

1. The men saved a woman's life after hearing a cry for help from an office across the road from the fire station. - Approved tax refunds, as follows: Terry McElmoyle, tax collector, Jim Thorpe, $1,083.79; Village at Palmerton Assisted Living Facility, $2,086.80; Penni Szoke, tax collector, Parryville, $572.06; and in Lehigh Township, Thomas W. Butifiloski, $402.49; David B. and Joanne Fairchild, $661.97; Mark and Heather Graham, $926.65, and Penn Haven Mtn. Estates LP, $269.71.
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Falls flight attendant convicted of workers’ comp fraud

He presented a copy a treasurers check in the amount of $50,000 to be used as a down payment, followed by $2,500 monthly payments. Bassinger was convicted of a misdemeanor count of failure to comply, fined $150 plus court costs and ordered to comply with his established payment plan. Judge Workman advised Bassinger that he would lose his freedom if he did not comply with the sentencing. John Monday AKA John Turner (Cincinnati, Hamilton County) pleaded guilty in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Nov. 5 after he was found working as a janitor while receiving benefits, a job he got using a fake ID. SID learned that Monday, under his alias of John Turner, sought after hours treatment for pain from a physician at the Spine Institute, where he worked as a janitor. He told this physician that he already had a physician who treated him for injuries related to a previous workers comp claim.
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SOCIAL SECURITY Q&A: Workers’ comp could reduce SSA benefits

Copyright 2014 Beacon Journal Publishing Co. Inc and Black Press. All Rights Reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the express written consent of the Akron Beacon Journal is expressly prohibited. A Cuyahoga Falls woman illegally worked as a waitress while collecting workers compensation payments stemming from an injury she received working as a flight attendant, authorities said. Brieanna L. Younglove, 27, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to one count of misdemeanor workers compensation fraud. She was ordered to repay about $3,800 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. A 180-day jail sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for three years.
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Acrometis Declares 2014 the Year of Workers’ Compensation Adjuster

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Workers comp premiums drop in Carbon County

Bloomberg CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports General Motors CEO Mary Barra's annual cash base salary will be $1.6 million with eligibility to receive an additional $2.8 million in incentive payments. CNBC About 10 percent of the S&P 500 has reported earnings. Blended earnings per share growth stands at 7.1 percent, but revenue growth is weak. CNBC From a Tesla to a house in the Hamptons, Paul Vigna looks at some of the things you can buy with bitcoins. Photo: Getty Images. MarketWatch Morgan Stanley, which deferred 100 percent of 2012 bonuses for many senior bankers, will pay some portion of awards for last years performance in immediate cash, according to a person briefed on the plan.... Bloomberg A backlog of applications for coverage under the Affordable Care Act has resulted in delays for many people awaiting insurance cards or authorization for treatment. The New York Times It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shaving ...
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Mastering Workers' Comp Costs: Book Helps Employers Cut Workers' Comp Costs 20% to http://attorney-in-temecula.com/more-information/workers-compensation/ 50%

The reason? Margins. CNBC The U.S.dollar edges higher against most rivals Friday as a week of data reassured investors that Decembers dismal employment report wasnt indicative of a broader shift in the economy. MarketWatch Philip Falcone took the stand to testify in his case accusing Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen of improperly snapping up debt in LightSquared Inc. to take control of the wireless companys assets.... Bloomberg Confidence among U.S.
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How Does Unemployment Work For Temp 1099 Employees?

January 18, 2014
How does unemployment work for Temp 1099 employees? Started by cs1974 , Jan 13 2014 04:52 PM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic 3 posts Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:52 PM I am considering switching to technical writing field which requires 3-5 years of experience from all full-time permanent employees of this field. To deal with this, I am considering doing the RV lifestyle to travel between temporary (probably 1099) technical writing jobs of 3-4 months appoximately with 50-60 hours per week considered normal. Would I qualify for unemployment benefits between jobs?   I know most of the roofers and road crew people do collect unemployment during off season.   16,493 posts Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:45 PM To deal with this, I am considering doing the RV lifestyle to travel between temporary (probably 1099) technical writing jobs of 3-4 months appoximately with 50-60 hours per week considered normal. Would I qualify for unemployment benefits between jobs?   That depends on the specific facts and which state’s unemployment laws apply. However, unemployment benefits are generally only for employees who have lost their jobs. Under federal tax law, employers are to withhold and pay employment taxes and federal unemployment http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/01/14/317134.htm taxes for their employees. They also withhold and pay state employment and unemployment taxes as well as pay worker’s compensation insurance for employees. The IRS, state, and employee get a W-2 in the  following January reporting the employee’s wages, withholding, and other tax information.    On the other hand, those that provide personal services as independent contractors (ICs) are not employees. They are self-employed. The person paying the IC does no tax withholding and pays no employment nor unemployment taxes. The person paying the IC is required to give the independent contractor a Form 1099-MISC if he pays the IC at least $600 during the year. So when you reference the Form 1099, that suggests that the work will be as an IC, not an employee. In every site web state I’m familiar with, ICs do not qualify for unemployment benefits because they are not employees and no unemployment taxes were paid with respect to their compensation. 
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Trenton Council To Consider Workers Comp For Mayor Tony Mack's Incarcerated Brother

January 16, 2014

Davis was incarcerated 2012 after he pleaded guilty to ordering city employees and gear to work on private projects for which he accepted cash. Davis filed one of the claims in 2008 after he suffered a lower back injury and a second claim for a 2009 injury to his left shoulder. In January 2013, four months after receiving his prison sentence, Davis petitioned the states Workers Compensation Court to grant him increased disability on both injuries. Davis said he was evaluated by a new doctor who said the injuries were worse than they were initially assessed. The citys workers compensation attorney, John Montemurro, sent two letters to Business Administrator Sam Hutchinson in February suggesting the city settle the claims with Davis for $2,500 a piece, for a total of $5,000. The claims have come up several times for councils approval during the last year, but wary of their validity, council members have voted to remove them from consideration. Council President George Muschal said it is time to put the matter up for a vote.
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STATE HOUSE: House passes bill expanding workers compensation benefits for police officers

The bill was inspired by Brandon Bentley , a Spartanburg County Sheriffs Deputy shot and killed someone on a call in 2009. Bentley never worked again after the shooting, attempting suicide at least twice, he said. But the state Supreme Court ruled Bentley was not eligible for workers compensation because the law said the benefits are only available if the events that lead to the injury were extraordinary and unusual. The court ruled that, for a police officer, shooting someone was part of the job. Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, proposed a bill last year that would exempt law enforcement officers from the extraordinary and unusual standard if the officer was involved in the use of deadly force in the line of duty.
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OH BWC Investigations Result in 5 Workers' Comp Fraud Convictions in December

Workers' Compensation Fund Returns Over $2.5 Million in 2013 January 15, 2014 12:09 PM 0 shares Content preferences Done LANSING, Mich., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ http://www.socallawsupport.com/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties Workers' Compensation Fund (M.C.W.C.F.) is pleased to announce the 2013 surplus premium totaled $2,581,929 and has been distributed to members of the fund. With over 70 public entities, the M.C.W.C.F. distributed dividend checks in late December, averaging a 35 percent return of annual premiums to members, the highest of returns exceeding $260,000. "Otsego County was thrilled to receive their dividend check in 2013," said Otsego County Human Resources Director Trisha Adam. "With escalating benefit costs across the board and a challenging budgetary climate, it is reassuring to know that our participation in the MAC Worker's Compensation Fund allows us to keep our workplace and employees safe while keeping our premiums manageable. Knowing that our premiums are going into a non-profit fund that is managed by its members who understand municipalities is very reassuring." The fund was established in 1979 and has grown into one of the most successful worker's compensation fund programs in Michigan. The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. M.A.C. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. M.A.C.
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M.A.C. Workers' Compensation Fund Returns Over $2.5 Million in 2013

Traditional workers compensation plans involve large pre-payments based on estimates, with the potential for substantial extra payments at year-end audits. With the acquisition of Prestwick Services and its TRUPAY technology, Intuit will open the platform that enables workers compensation insurance premiums to be calculated in real-time, based on actual payroll, and will not require small business owners to switch insurance carriers or agents. The company says that small businesses with pay-as-you-go workers compensation will benefit from the acquisition through increased accuracy of premium calculations, increased cash flow, since it doesn't require large lump sum pre-payments, and the convenience of an automated premium collection system. This transaction furthers our commitment to helping small businesses manage every aspect of their business, so they can be free to focus on doing what they really love, said Ginny Lee, senior vice president and general manager of Intuits Employee Management Solutions division. We are very pleased to be adding a team that brings deep insurance industry experience as well as their robust TRUPAY technology platform. Together, we look forward to providing more benefits to our small businesses customers as we work to bring even more insurance carrier partners onto the platform. The integration of Prestwick Services means more than 1 million Intuit payroll customers will have access to flexible payment options from 15 top insurance carriers, without requiring a change to their existing agent-client relationships. When the transaction closes, Prestwick Services will become part of Intuits Employee Management Solutions division. Our drive has always been to make running a business simpler. Intuits expertise in doing just that, coupled with our TRUPAY technology, will enable workers compensation insurance carriers to better serve their small business clients with flexible payment options while retaining the benefits of existing client-agent relationships, said Adam Black, founder of Prestwick. As part of Intuit, well be able to benefit millions of payroll customers by putting our technology into the hands of a trusted brand that has a long history of innovation and delighting customers. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of Intuits fiscal year 2014, which ends Jan.
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Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Takes Action in Fraud Cases

Monday used an Ohio drivers license and a state Identification card under the name John Turner in order to obtain employment at the Spine Institute while on workers comp. Monday was found guilty of one felony count of workers comp fraud and the judge proceeded immediately to sentencing. Monday was ordered to pay restitution of $105,169.23, in addition to court costs and $3,692.84 for investigative costs. He was also placed on community control for five years under the conditions that he has no new convictions, and establishes an income within 60 days. If Monday violates the terms of his community control, he will serve 18 months in prison. Elvin Hamilton (Dayton, Montgomery County) pleaded guilty to one felony count of workers comp fraud on Nov. 22 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court for working while receiving benefits. SID initiated an investigation after receiving an allegation from a BWC claims service specialist that Hamilton may have a photography business. The investigation found Hamilton was operating Hamilton Photography taking pictures for companies, athletic organizations, government entities and private individuals while he concurrently received temporary total benefits between July 2010 and March 2013. Agents conducted surveillance and undercover operations resulting in video evidence of Hamiltons activities.
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Intuit Acquires Workers' Comp Provider

"Our investigators secured 129 convictions in 2013 and are already hard at work to match that success in 2014." The following case information represents a sampling of cases that resulted in guilty pleas or convictions during December. Nicholas Thompson (Miamisburg, Montgomery County) was granted intervention in lieu of conviction Dec. 10 after being originally charged with six counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs, fifth-degree felonies, and 13 counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs, fourth-degree felonies, and workers' compensation fraud, a first-degree misdemeanor. All charges stemmed from a SID investigation; investigators found that Thompson used multiple physicians to obtain multiple narcotics prescriptions that were paid by the BWC. He also used multiple pharmacies to conceal his actions. Thompson was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment and was placed on probation for five years. If he violates the court terms, he will be guilty of all charges and remanded to serve time in prison. Jeffery Hall (East Liberty, Logan County) pleaded guilty Dec. 16 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of workers' compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony, for working while receiving benefits. SID received an allegation that Hall may have returned to work, and investigators found that he worked as an independent sales consultant between August 2011 and May 2012 while receiving temporary total disability benefits.
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Concerning Mis-diagnosis By Panel Doctor

January 16, 2014
My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Georgia I'm a 39yo male. I was injured on 2/22/13 in the course of job duties. Injury was to mid and lower back. I initially saw a panel doctor in March and stated my complaint. I was specific to state that both areas hurt, but the mid back was by far the worst. The doctor order PT for about 4-6 weeks. After NO improvement, the Doctor ordered an MRI. Found out the MRI was for only lower back, but proceeded. Next appointment the doctor stated MRI was normal. When I asked him about the mid back and all the pain he stated "it's just arthritis". I went to a Chiropractor on my own dime because WC would not cover it. After 2-3 months, the pain was not better at all and did a formal change of doctor. The 2nd doctor ordered an MRI of the mid-back. Found that I had 2 herniated discs at T6-7 and T8-9. He ordered epidural injections which did not help at all. Now I am having to have surgery. The "in house" surgeon does not want to do the surgery because it's "a very risky surgery". I requested an appointment with a neurosurgeon which WC denied. I now have an attorney as of a few hours ago. My question for all y'all is this: Does the initial doctor have any liability in this since he missed the herniated discs and I've had workers compensation to wait an additional 10 months since the first appointment. I'm of course going to ask my attorney next week, but would like some opinions from y'all over the weekend. Thanks
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Labor Law Posters That Need To Be Changed

January 15, 2014
Labor law posters that need to be changed Labor law posters that need to be changed Human http://attorney-in-murrieta.com/more-information/workers-compensation/ resource managers should be aware of all labor posting updates as soon as it is released to the public. Before you purchase your new labor law posters for the year, be sure that they are laminated, that they are the most current and compliant with the law. insurance news net Attachment Posted on Sat, June 11, 2011 by Amy Lai California Coalition On Workers' Compensation | 1415 L St. Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Phone: (916) 441.4111 - FAX: (916) 325.4840 | Site Credits
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