The traffic cone by your house might just be a surveillance camera

If you have a workers’ comp claim, you should be aware of some workers comp surveillance tactics used by employers and insurance companies. Will You Be Followed by a Workers’ Comp Investigator? Workers’ comp insurance companies routinely hire private investigators to take video of injured workers. The investigator will follow and videotape the daily activities  … Read more

Sedgwick Claims Management fined over $1M for its utilization review practices in CA

Not long ago, we wrote about how Sedgwick CMS’s unreasonable delays in delivering treatment to an injured worker killed him.  Well, they’ve recently agreed to a $1,129,600 settlement in response to the allegations brought by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for labor code violations stemming from Sedgwick’s utilization review practices. What is utilization review,  … Read more

Was an EMT’s injury idiopathic when she stood up from her desk?

The Georgia Court of Appeals evaluated a case this summer titled Chambers v. Monroe County Board of Commissioners that involved an injury the Employer argued was “idiopathic” (i.e., that it could have happened anywhere, so it shouldn’t be covered by workers’ compensation insurance).  After the claimant won at the initial hearing, she was overturned at  … Read more