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Employers can be proactive in stopping employee fraud

The cost of workers' compensation insurance has been an increasingly prevalent concern for many employers as of late. Due to rising premiums, employers in California are looking to do whatever they can to control costs. This includes employers being more vigilant when it comes to detecting employee fraud.

One way to help reduce the chances of employee fraud is to make sure that employees understand their employer's policy surrounding workers' compensation. Workers should have a strong grasp on available benefits, as well as obligations, related to obtaining those benefits. Company policy should clearly state that suspicions of employee fraud will be investigated. The policy should also state that the employer will take legal action against employee fraud when required.

Aluminum company needs employer defense after OSHA citations

An employer can be seriously distraught when a fatal accident happens at the workplace. Not only can this be emotionally challenging, it can also result in significant financial damage to a company in California. However, the financial damage can be further exacerbated when safety citations are issued. This type of situation will cause a need for a strong employer defense strategy to address the safety citations.

One employer has faced this type of situation in the past and may now be facing it again following a recent workplace accident that left one worker dead. The recent incident occurred at an aluminum company in mid-May. The worker apparently died of a traumatic brain injury. The company, Cardinal Aluminum, has been cited for numerous violations in the past by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Employer defense may be needed following OSHA investigation

Safety in the workplace is essential no matter what industry. However, it can be particularly important in the construction industry in California since there are significantly more dangers of injury compared to many other types of work environments. On the other hand, if work safety authorities investigate an incident, it can result in citations, which can be costly to the company and would require an employer defense strategy.

One construction company may be facing this situation following a recent workplace accident that caused the death of a construction worker. The 61-year-old worker fell from a crane while working at a construction site at a bridge. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now reportedly investigating the incident, which happened one day in early May.

Injured worker claim possible after construction site accident

Construction sites are usually full of potential dangers for workers. This is why employers are required to maintain compliance with safety standards for construction sites in California. However, even with appropriate safety compliance, an accident can happen, which may result in an injured worker claim against the construction company.

This may turn out to be the case in the aftermath of a recent construction accident. The incident occurred one morning in early May and resulted in two workers being injured. At the time, workers were attempting to hoist up a support beam. Apparently, the support beam ended up falling from several stories above the ground; however, authorities have not determined exactly how this may have occurred.

Injured worker claim possible after 4 construction workers hurt

Construction workers already face dangers at most construction sites. However, when a construction site is located on a California roadway, it can be even more dangerous. A recent construction accident on a turnpike in another state left four workers injured. The accident could result in an injured worker claim by one or more of the workers involved.

The incident happened early one morning in May at a construction site on a major roadway. Construction crews were picking up cones with a vehicle in order to reopen a previously closed lane. Somehow, a second vehicle ended up crashing into the vehicle carrying the construction workers. The driver of the second vehicle died at the scene of the incident.

Probation officers face employee fraud charges in California

Police officers in California put their lives on the line every single day. This is why it is important that they are properly taken care of when injured while on the job. Nevertheless, police officers are human, and not all of them are completely honest when it comes to workplace injuries. A controversy has engulfed one locale police department after several officers were arrested for employee fraud.

One former deputy probation officer was recently ordered by a court to return benefits received from fraudulent workers' compensation claims. The 30-year-old claimed that she suffered an injury while restraining a juvenile during the course of duty. When investigators looked into her claims, they apparently realized the woman was not even at work on the day that she claimed to have been injured.

Man is arrested for employee fraud

Workers' compensation insurance is an important safety blanket for workers in the case of being injured while on the job. Benefits can provide income for a worker who has suffered an injury that prevents him or her from earning money in California. However, if a worker has sufficiently recovered from an injury the person is obliged to report that he or she is healthy enough to be able to work and earn income. Failure to do so can result in charges of employee fraud.

One worker is now facing this situation after being arrested and charged with workers' compensation fraud. The 52-year-old worker was arrested along with a 36-year-old woman who had allegedly aided the worker in defrauding his employer. The man was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The woman was charged with two felonies, according to police reports released to the public.

Employer defense may be needed after worker dies in accident

The unexpected death of a worker is always an emotional experience for an employer. Not only is the loss of human life tragic and challenging to confront, the legal implications can also be quite difficult in California. When a worker dies, OSHA usually responds by investigating whether or not the employer may have violated safety regulations. If OSHA does cite an employer following an investigation, the company may want to begin formulating a good employer defense strategy.

This is what one company may be facing following a recent fatal industrial accident. The incident resulted in the death of one worker, according to the latest reports released to the public. Details have not been released regarding the cause of the accident, but rescue crews reported that they found the victim trapped underneath a piece of machinery when they arrived on the scene.

Man dies at construction site, OSHA investigation started

California employers in any industry must be aware of the work environment, for the safety of workers and for the benefit of the business. This can help a business become more efficient and profitable. It's also essential to maintain safety standards in a workplace, especially at a construction site. This can help prevent a workplace injury and an OSHA investigation.

A recent construction accident occurred in Petaluma and caused the death of a 28-year-old man. The incident occurred in the morning in mid-April after the worker was hit by a pipe at a construction site. The victim is a 28-year-old man was crushed by the 8,000-pound pipe. The accident happened close to Highway 101 at approximately 7:16 a.m., according to reports released to the public.

Skydiving worker charged with felonly employee fraud

It is always unfortunate when a worker is injured while on the job, especially if it affects the person's ability to earn a living. This is one of the reasons that workers' compensation insurance coverage is important. However, there are some workers who take advantage of the situation by exaggerating or even lying about their injuries. This seems to be the case for one worker who is now facing employee fraud charges in California.

The worker has recently been hit with criminal charges for workers' compensation fraud, which is considered a felony. Apparently, the man was caught on video skydiving despite claiming to be unable to perform work due to an injury incurred at work. The videotaped recording has been used as evidence against the worker.

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