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Workers’ Compensation

Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis Police has been placed on administrative leave for pepper spraying nonviolent protesters on November 18, 2011. (CBS)

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.

10/23/2013

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Law Limiting Workers’ Comp For Pro Athletes

Professional athletes who spend most of their careers with teams in other states will be prohibited from filing workers’ compensation claims in California, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

10/08/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Audit Finds Unchecked Spending

An audit of Oakland’s workers’ compensation program finds city employees accepted $23,000 in inappropriate gifts from a contractor during two training summits in 2007 and 2008.

10/01/2013

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Calif. State Senate OKs Limits On Worker Comp For Pro Athletes

The 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.

09/06/2013

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Cop In UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Seeks Workers Comp

The 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.

07/25/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pro Athletes Fight Limits On California Workers’ Comp

Former 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.

04/15/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Injured Athletes Cashing In On California Workers’ Compensation

Pro 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.

02/25/2013

Modupe Adunni Martin (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Too Injured To Work Jailed After Sex Charges, Video

A woman who was filmed running in high heels and engaging in oral sex in a public park while claiming to be too injured to work was sentenced Thursday to nine months in San Mateo County Jail for workers’ compensation fraud.

12/13/2012

A doctor displays a plastic spine model. (Tim Schammberger/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Billing Firm Accused Of Bilking Santa Clara Co. On Spinal Implant Costs

A company that professes to helps patients cover the cost of expensive spinal implants overbilled Santa Clara County taxpayers by tens of thousands of dollars and pocketed the profits, according to prosecutors.

04/26/2012

Margarita "Maggie" Gomez

Former Daly City Councilwoman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud

Former Daly City Councilwoman Maggie Gomez was sentenced Tuesday morning to six months in San Mateo County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of insurance fraud.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011