workers compensation

Tina Fey Docked $79k For Failing To Carry Workers' Comp Insurance

Tina Fey Docked $79k For Failing To Carry Workers' Comp Insurance

That's a dealbreaker, ladies!

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board entered a $79,000 judgment against Tina Fey for allegedly failing to carry workers' compensation insurance. Read More »

Pepper-Spraying Campus Cop Awarded $38,000 For 'Psychiatric Injury'

A video of Officer John Pike pepper-spraying demonstrators at UC Davis went viral in 2011

The Occupy Movement raised issues of inequality in the U.S. One video of John Pike pepper-spraying protestors went viral. Now he's been given workers' comp. Read More »

Postal Carrier Caught In Workers' Comp Fraud On 'Price Is Right'

Postal Carrier Caught In Workers' Comp Fraud On 'Price Is Right'

Many people have called in sick to work when they were perfectly fine and just wanted the... Read More »

Woman Wins Workers' Comp Over Sex Accident On Business Trip

Woman Wins Workers' Comp Over Sex Accident On Business Trip

By Rod McGuirk An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for worker's compensation benefits. The Full Bench of the Federal Court ruled Dec. 13 in favor of the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and rejecting the appeal of... Read More »

Woman Hurt During Sex On Business Trip Entitled To Workers' Comp

Woman Hurt During Sex On Business Trip Entitled To Workers' Comp

A judge in Sydney, Australia, ruled on Thursday that a woman was entitled to workers' compensation after a light smashed into her face, injuring her mouth, nose and tooth, while she was having sex on a business trip. The unidentified federal employee was staying in a motel that her employer booked in November... Read More »

The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

The 5 Most Injury-Prone Industries

This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Kenneth Corbin Last year, the U.S. workplace got a little safer for some: the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) tallied 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2010 among private sector firms, down from 3.3 million reported incidents the... Read More »

Restaurant Manager Awarded Compensation for Punching Customer

Restaurant Manager Awarded Compensation for Punching Customer

Oh those wild Aussies! A Melbourne restaurant manager with a police record punched a customer so long and hard that he broke his wrist in the process, and was awarded, by a magistrate, thousands of dollars in worker's compensation. The magistrate ruled that the angry customer, not the manager, "was the verbal... Read More »

Outrageous Workers' Comp Scams Are No Laughing Matter

Outrageous Workers' Comp Scams Are No Laughing Matter

Frank Gallagher, the ne'er-do-well father played by William H. Macy on Showtime's 'Shameless' TV series, may go to great lengths to scam up unemployment compensation, but he's got nothing on the outrageous cheaters Paul Colbert deals with every day. Read More »

Scooping Ice Cream Now Considered a Potential Job Hazard

Scooping Ice Cream Now Considered a Potential Job Hazard

An Alberta woman has successfully completed a workers compensation claim for re-injuring a past shoulder injury from repeatedly scooping ice cream at her job at a convenience store. Her claim, which was initially denied, was finally approved after she appealed it after finding out that her injured shoulder... Read More »

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