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Mississippi Man Indicted for Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Jasper County, Miss., man has been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday said 55-year-old David Myrick Cox, of Louin, surrendered to investigators with his office’s Insurance Integrity Unit at the Jasper County …

Couple Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Idaho County

A northern Idaho couple has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Kootenai County. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports in a story on Saturday that the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene contends Kathy Pagano was improperly terminated …

College Wins $100,000 Grant to Help Injured Workers Return to Work Sooner

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has awarded the University of Washington (UW), in collaboration with Harborview Medical Center, a $100,000 grant to help get injured health-care workers back on the job sooner. The Return-to-Work grant, which is part …

Georgia Man Gets ‘Bionic Hand’ After Workplace Accident

Tim Hall of Decatur, Georgia always meets a stranger with a handshake. Whatever reluctance his greeter might feel is quickly assuaged when the Meow Mix lab technician extends his prosthetic right hand and the mechanical fingers close into a firm …

Chicago Program Puts Injured Painters Back to Work

The city of Chicago has inked an agreement with the local painters union to allow injured employees to return to work more quickly, painting fire hydrants and curbs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Friday the Transitional Return to …