workers’ compensation benefits News

Employee Wins Comp Benefits in N.Y. After Run-In With Co-Worker’s Husband

A former manager at a New York supermarket is due workers’ compensation benefits for his preexisting post-traumatic stress disorder condition, which was exacerbated during his employment because of threatening conduct by a co-worker’s husband, a New York appellate court ruled. …

Maine Man Found Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Aroostook County jury in Maine has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said last Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his …

Nebraska Store Manager Who Was Shot to Get Workers’ Comp Benefits

An Omaha, Neb., clothing store manager shot up to nine times in an act of revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome following the shooting. The …

Western N.Y. Man Accused of Faking Disability to Get Benefits

A western New York man says he’s been wrongly accused of faking a disability to obtain $9,000 a month in veterans’ and workers’ compensation benefits. Federal prosecutors in western New York announced fraud charges Feb. 28 against Richard Klaffka, of …

Mass. Man Charged With Fraudulently Collecting $28K in Comp Benefits

A Quincy, Mass., man has been indicted on charges he fraudulently collected more than $28,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while working under a false identity, authorities announced. Paulo DaSilva, 53, is charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Larceny Over $250, …

Casino Dealer Prevails in Workers’ Comp Dispute in New Jersey

New Jersey’s appellate court affirmed a ruling that an employee who got injured in a traffic accident while driving out of her employer’s premises is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. The court documents showed that approximately one foot in length …

Penn. Court: Caregiver Mother Stabbed by Son Deserves Workers’ Comp

A state appeals court ruled on Jan. 8 that a western Pennsylvania woman who was paid to help care for her disabled adult son in her home deserves workers’ compensation after he tried to kill her by slashing her throat …

N.J. Court Rejects Insurer’s Argument, Rules Missing Man Not Liable for Cop’s Injury

A New Jersey state appellate court has ruled that a man who went missing in northern New Jersey is not financially responsible for the injuries suffered by a police officer who was hurt while trying to find him. The Star-Ledger …

Montana Man Pleads Guilty In Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

A 76-year-old Havre, Mont. man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a case for failing to report that he owned a profitable business while receiving more than $277,000 in federal worker’s compensation benefits from 2001 to 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s Office …

R.I. Nightclub Owners Say They Didn’t Know Part-Timers Needed WC Coverage

The owners of the Station nightclub say they didn’t know they needed to buy workers’ compensation insurance for the club’s part-time employees. Michael and Jeffrey Derderian are asking Rhode Island’s state Supreme Court to review a more than $1 million …