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VIAW Newswire 03.10.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

Trucker Wins Case for Refusing to Drive, Another Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers’ compensation fraud case.

US: Former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Football Players Must Pursue Workers’ Compensation Relief in Missouri, Not California

The players contended that dominant California public policy did not allow an employee to waive an employee’s right to seek workers’ compensation benefits before the state’s WCAB and that the the choice-of-law and/or choice-of-forum provision in the CBA requiring the players to pursue workers’ compensation claims in Missouri effectively operated as a waiver of the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits in California for on-the-job injuries sustained in California, and therefore impinged on California’s interest in regulating workers’ compensation within its borders.

How Californians die: State mortality rates by county

Californians appear to be getting healthier in many respects, with drops in deaths attributable to cancer and many other major illnesses, as well as homicide and auto accidents, a new statistical report from the state Department of Public Health indicates.

California Regulatory Changes Expected To Affect Workers’ Comp Costs

The 2012 workers’ compensation regulatory changes in California are expected to affect both the prices and utilization of medical care to injured workers by most types of providers, says a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers

The Department of Industrial Relations is pleased to release the fourth edition of “Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers,” March 2013, now available in English. The Spanish version of the guidebook will be available soon.

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