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Workers' Compensation News


Vik Agrawal Joins EnableComp Board of Directors 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
EnableComp LLC, a provider of workers' compensation billing and collection services, has announced the appointment of Vik Agrawal to its board of directors. ...Read More

VICE News: HB 2 Reforms Will Exacerbate Black-Lung Epidemic 07/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
An epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a lawyer for miners, on Thursday blasted a workers' compensation law set to take effect this week, saying it will make it harder for coal miners to get care in the middle of the worst black-lung epidemic on record. ...Read More

Volunteer EMT Entitled to Trial on Calculation of AWW 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a volunteer emergency medical technician was entitled to a jury trial as to the proper calculation of his average weekly wage for determining the amount of benefits due for a duty-related injury. ...Read More

Vouchers, Supplemental Payments on Agenda for June 7 CHSWC Meeting 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 109 min read
Members of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation will discuss options for implementing recommendations to support the $120 million supplemental benefit program in California while also hearing preliminary findings from a review of the vocation education voucher progr...Read More

Valen Analytics Marketing Director Takes Over as President 04/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 348 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Valen Analytics, a Denver-based predictive analytics provider, announced Tuesday the appointment of Kirstin Marr as president, effective immediately. ...Read More

V3 Appoints Janitschke President, Replacing Rivera 04/04/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 100 min read
V3 Insurance Partners, a specialty insurance program administrator, announced Tuesday the appointment of Brian Janitschke as president. ...Read More

Virtual Reality Emerging as Possible Alternative to Opioids for Pain 03/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 751 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Whether virtual reality therapy can help reduce pain following an orthopedic injury and help patients return to work more quickly are questions that will be explored through a clinical trial that is underway at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. ...Read More

Veteran Fire Captain Gets $270,000 in WC Retaliation Claim 03/23/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Paterson City Council this week agreed to pay a former fire captain $270,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed the 26-year veteran was dismissed because of a workers' compensation payout, the ...Read More

Vehicle Crashes Drawing More Attention From Comp Carriers 03/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
As the nation’s roads have become more dangerous, at least one workers’ comp carrier has seen a steady increase in the percentage of claims related to motor vehicle accidents over the last decade. ...Read More

Value of Benefit Explanations, Listing Carriers by Fraud Referrals Questioned 03/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1809 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
California regulatory agencies are on board with the state auditor’s recommendations on how to improve efforts to combat workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
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