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Virtual Hearings Now Available in Most Parts of State 09/26/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has fully embraced the digital age and is allowing hearings via video link in almost all parts of the state. ...Read More

Victim of Sexual Assault Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Before Suing Employer 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker who was the victim of a sexual assault in her workplace could not proceed with a tort claim against her employer without first presenting the argument that she was not within the course and scope of her employment. ...Read More
Virgin Islands' Workers' Comp $12 Million Behind on Medical Bills 08/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Budget cuts and staffing shortfalls have left the Virgin Islands Department of Labor owing more than $12 million to workers' compensation medical providers, department officials told legislative panel this week. Even if the department had more staff, it still does not have the money t...Read More

Vehicle-Crash Claims a 'Cause for Concern,' NCCI Says 08/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 893 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
A workers’ comp lost-time claim involving a head or brain injury costs on average about $70,000, but if the injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident, the average cost is much higher, at roughly $130,000, according to a new report. ...Read More
Voc-Rehab Providers Required to Attend Sept. Conference 08/01/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has opened registration for its Rehabilitation Provider Update Conference, to be held Sept. 18 in St. Paul. Participants don’t have to actually go to St. Paul to attend: Presentations will be broadcast live online using the WebEx system...Read More

Vik Agrawal Joins EnableComp Board of Directors 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 183 | 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 | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 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 | 214 | 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 | 841 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 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 | 490 | 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
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