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March 2014 Archives

Work-related injury case a groundbreaker in California policy

A long-time California victims' compensation policy that had been overturned only a few months ago had the first of certain cases of work-related injury to be approved by the board. The cases were claimed by prostitutes who had been raped while on the job. Many people feel it is time to reverse the long-held policy because there is often a factor of coercion in the sex industry; therefore those involved have the right to assistance when they sustain a work-related injury.

Workers' compensation paid to California board member

After reportedly causing a car accident, a man who serves on the board of a California city's water agency received workers' compensation. However, because of two previous convictions of driving under the influence, his driver's license has been suspended since 2003. Some of his fellow board members think that he may be receiving workers' compensation payments under improper circumstances, and they believe that those payments should be withdrawn.

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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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