Workers Comp

Lodi Man Arrested For Claiming Workers Comp While Allegedly Taking Clients SkydivingA Lodi man was charged Monday with fraud after he was videotaped taking clients tandem skydiving while collecting workers’ compensation for an injury he claimed had caused him excruciating pain, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Ex-Cop In UC Davis Pepper Spraying Reaches $38k Settlement With School The former police officer who gained national attention after video of him surfaced pepper-spraying University of California, Davis students during an Occupy rally has reached a settlement with the university on a worker’s compensation claim related to the incident.
Calif. State Senate OKs Limits On Worker Comp For Pro AthletesThe state Senate has approved a bill to prevent professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states from filing workers' compensation claims in California.
Cop In UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Seeks Workers CompThe former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at UC Davis is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.
Tourist Acquitted Of Attacking SF Muni Driver Who Later Got Worker's CompSurveillance video from a San Francisco Muni bus has exonerated a Southern California tourist accused of assaulting the bus driver, who received more than a year’s worth of workers compensation for injuries he falsely claimed he received from the tourist.
California Bill Would Limit Workers Comp For Professional AthletesThe National Football League and other professional leagues favor legislation by Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea to close what they see as a loophole that athletes with tenuous connections to the state to file for what's known as cumulative injuries that occur after years of playing.
Pro Athletes Fight Limits On California Workers' CompFormer professional athletes who have battled countless injuries since they left the game on Monday criticized proposed legislation that would restrict players from collecting workers’ compensation benefits in California.
Injured Athletes Cashing In On California Workers’ CompensationPro athletes, many representing out-of-state teams, have been awarded millions of dollars from the California Workers’ Compensation program over the last three decades, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Employees Allege Culture Of Indimidation, Exclusion At SF Porn, the San Francisco-based pornography production house based out of the old Armory Building, is facing allegations from former models that they have been denied worker’s compensation and have offered hush money in exchange for keeping quiet about injuries, according to a report in SF Weekly.
Leading State Democrat Praises Accomplishments Of Legislative SessionThe legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.