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Mangers Break the Law in Denying WC Benefits

Two former managers of a California Company were arrested for allegedly covering up and discouraging Worker’s Compensation Claims by injured workers. Allegations include but are not limited to claims that the managers in question attended injured workers’ examinations and attempted to influence the doctor’s diagnoses and treatment. The two men will be sentenced in May …

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Treatment Center Kills Man with Lethal Drug Overdose

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that a man being treated in a state-run drug treatment center in Butner, NC, after staff members gave him a lethal dose of methadone. The story took a frightening turn when we learned that there was no reason for the man to have been prescribed methadone in the first …

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Ohio Worker Scalped . . .Company Fined

An Ohio worker was scalped when the employees hair became entangled in a piece of machinery.  Upon inspection by OSHA officials, close to $100,000 in fines were proposed against the company.  http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2010/03/23/osha-fined-company-91000-workplace-safety-violations_201003233771.html

Ohio Upholds Limits on Lawsuits by Workers

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a 2005 law restricting an employee’s right to sue his employer.  The law requires that an injured work prove that an employer acted “deliberately” in causing an accident.  http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×7994686 Ohio law is similar to North Carolina’s.  A worker injured in North Carolina is also barred from suing his employer directly …

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Illiteracy: A Problem in Filing Worker’s Compensation Claims

A Michigan man injured on the job was curiously resistant to filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim.  The reason was that he read at a third grade level.  He was embarrassed and would rather not file a claim than admit that he couldn’t read:  http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/99999999/AAAA/3210575/-1/news0302

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