Injured driver fighting for workers’ comp
- The New Jersey Supreme Court is hearing an appeal concerning whether an employee while injured while driving to his place of employment should be compensated under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Henry Keim was employed by Above All Termite & Pest Control and was seriously injured in an early morning motor vehicle accident on his way to the shop to get supplies.
- He filed a workers’ compensation employee claim petition. Above All moved to dismiss the claim petition and contended that Keim’s injuries did not arise out of and in the course of employment.
- A workers’ compensation judge dismissed the petition because he hed Keim’s injuries were not compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act because “he was not acting within the course and scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
Iowa men charged with workers’ comp fraud
- Trey Wysocki, 40, of New Virginia, Iowa was charged with one count of insurance fraud – presenting false information and theft following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.
- Kristopher Stapes, 39, of St. Charles was charged with one count of insurance fraud – presenting false information following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.
- Wysocki and Stapes provided false information in support of a workers’ compensation claim resulting in the issuance of benefits to Wysocki he would not otherwise have been entitled.
- Wysocki was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail where he posted a $7,000 bond, while Stapes was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail where he posted a $5,000 bond.
Construction worker impaled
- A construction worker was taken to the hospital after a partial wall collapse in Boca Raton, Florida.
- The incident occurred at the building site of the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. This is located at Meadows Road and Northwest 13th Street.
- The injured worker was impaled and pinned under the wall after the collapse, according to Boca Raton Fire Rescue.
- He was later taken to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert.
Amazon said confidential info leaked
- Amazon is trying to get a protective order against the U.S. government after the company accused federal prosecutors and OSHA of sharing confidential information with outside organizations related to worker safety.
- The online retailer is seeking to limit the government’s ability to share company secrets such as briefing materials for Amazon’s board of directors and budgetary strategies.
- The request comes as prosecutors are demanding even more materials from the company, including ones from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
- The company already has produced more than 120,000 non-privileged or redacted partially privileged documents, totaling more than 500,000 pages, and presented 26 witnesses for testimony.