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Stories with subject: Occupational injuries and disabilities
  • Feds: USPS worker takes disability, goes fishing 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker's comp payments while he spent his summers fishing.

  • Court expands legal rights for injured workers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

  • ND workers' comp agency sues over computer project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:37 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul.

  • Workers' comp benefits OK'd for wounded manager 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:43 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha clothing store manager shot up to nine times in revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • NY adopts measure to improve patient handling 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:01 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York is directing health officials and hospitals to identify best practices for safely handling patients in an effort to reduce rough lifting and better protect staff from back injuries.

  • Miss. high court: Prisoner can get workers' comp 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:16 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A former utility worker who lost his hands when he was shocked by power lines can receive workers' compensation, even though officials argued he tried to hurt himself to avoid a homicide investigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled.

  • Gov't says new rule to make power-plant work safer 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The government is mandating new safety regulations that it says will help protect workers on electrical power plants and transmission lines.

  • Woman sues Nebraska strip club over wages 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:49 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A Wisconsin woman is suing the eastern Nebraska strip club where she works, saying the owner has not paid her or other dancers an hourly wage or overtime in the three years she has been there.

  • Man pleads guilty to making false disability claim 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:59 pm
  • BALTIMORE - A former postal worker has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming he was disabled to get worker's compensation benefits.

  • Report: State workers face injuries on the job 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 4:23 pm
  • BOSTON - About 3,000 state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives.

  • Backers drop legislation on workers' comp benefits 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:28 pm
  • PHOENIX - Business-backed legislation to prohibit workers from filing lawsuits alleging they were unfairly denied workers' compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries is going nowhere at the Arizona Legislature.

  • Mass. nixes hike in worker's compensation rates 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:09 pm
  • BOSTON - The state insurance commissioner has approved a settlement eliminating a proposed increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.