March 2016 Archives

Social media as a tool to fight workers' compensation fraud

Many Pennsylvania employees who are injured at work have a legal right to workers' compensation benefits, but businesses often have safeguards in place to protect them from fraudulent claims. Workers' compensation fraud is a crime, and it is estimated to cost businesses and insurers about $7.2 million a year. Surveillance can help insurance fraud investigators to find evidence, and social media is increasingly being used as another tool.

Crane operators not required to have accreditation or licensing

Industrial, mining, construction and other worksites in Pennsylvania utilize cranes for heavy lifting among other basic operations. However, there is no agreed national standards of training for the crane operators, nor is any accreditation required by law.

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