ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud

A recently hired painter filed a claim for a right elbow injury which he allegedly sustained while working. As a result of his claimed limitations, he was eligible for Temporary Total Disability payments and...

Foggy Memory Leads to Criminal Charges

A 50-year-old woman in California claimed to injure her back, hip, and neck as a result of falling while descending a ladder at work. A workers' compensation claim was filed. Attempting to understand the claim...

Work Comp Fraud Leads to Eight Felony Charges

A 39-year-old California man may pay the price for filing a workers' compensation claim after being injured in a rollover auto accident while he was working. He is facing eight felony charges alleging work...

Prevent Serious Injuries From Bug Bites

Warm weather and sunny days mean more bugs. Most bugs are cold-blooded, so they semi-hibernate in the winter months. When the weather warms up, the environment is right for bugs to come out to...

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How To Make Your Home Office Feel Good

The Covid-19 pandemic is responsible for a plethora of fundamental societal changes. One of those is the marketplace’s increased acceptance of work-from-home arrangements. While...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 2): Interviewing Witnesses

Employers and supervisors wear quite a few hats, including investigating a workplace accident and interviewing witnesses. We talked about What “Caused” This Mishap? in Part 1 of the Accident Investigation Series, now let's focus...
A wildfire raging through a forest, with smoke billowing.

Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

A couple of years ago, Cal OSHA put in place an emergency regulation to protect workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke. Regulation 5141.1 states that employers must take numerous steps to protect...

Employer’s Tip Leads to a Criminal Investigation

Workers' comp fraud investigations often start with an informative lead. It might be a tip that an individual is working while collecting disability or that a doctor is billing for more services than a...

Another Less Than Moving Account

While working for a moving company, a 43-year-old California man unloaded furniture down a truck’s ramp when he unfortunately slipped, injuring his hand and foot. After spending time off from work to recover, his employer...

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The Worst Part was Telling My Kids

Tasked with investigating suspected insurance fraud, a Special Investigations Unit is naturally exposed to individuals who are more likely to be dishonest. While most...

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon, the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational...

Hacker Alert! Beware of Text Message Schemes

Many of us would feel ill-equipped to manage the upcoming day if we were to leave the house without a cell phone. These mini-computers do everything from waking us up and telling us our...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 1): What “Caused” This Mishap?

Supervisors wear many hats, including being an impartial accident investigator and hearing, “Joey backed the forklift off the loading dock and is in the hospital…can you do the injury investigation report?”  Every incident injury report...

The Post-Pandemic Safety Culture

As we continue to move toward the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace safety takes on an entirely new meaning. The risks we face, how we train our employees, and just about everything...

Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During And After The Storm

As witnessed with hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, Michael in 2018, Dorian in 2019, and the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record in 2020 (30 named storms with 13 developing into hurricanes),...

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