- Postal worker sentenced to prison for defrauding federal comp program
- Worker killed by exploding shell can only claim comp
- Airport worker due comp benefits for amputated leg
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday affirmed a state Workers Compensation Appeals Board ruling that found a woman’s amputation to be compensable even though she was not engaged in a work activity at the time of her injury.
- Marijuana could help injured workers with chronic pain
But federal drug laws and a lack of guidelines for marijuana prescribing could hinder its use in workers compensation.
- Overturning OSHA Volks rule easier on employers’ wallets
Experts say companies will still have to deal with more contentious OSHA rules for the time being.
- Comp award affirmed for former Philadelphia Eagles player
A professional football player who suffered an injury after his contract expired is entitled to workers comp disability benefits, a court found.
- Presumptive comp bill for nuclear site workers moves forward
A bill that would cover cancer and other illnesses under presumption for workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear site in Hanford, Washington, is now in the hands of the state Senate after passing the House on a 69-29 vote.
- Self-injury with fallen sprinkler head lands comp fraudster in hot water
An office worker made sure no was one looking when she saw opportunity in the form a fallen sprinkler head that landed on her desk, but her employer had its eye on her anyway.