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Volunteer EMT Entitled to Trial on Calculation of AWW 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 234 | 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 | 995 | 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 | 546 | 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 | 275 | 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 | 955 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 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 | 495 | 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 | 1522 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 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 | 2434 | 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

Vocational Rehabilitation Rules Poised for Overhaul 01/10/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is proposing amendments to Rules 5220.1400 through 5220.1700 concerning vocational rehabilitation. ...Read More

Volunteer Firefighters Can't Receive TTD if Unemployed, Court Decides 12/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Claimants’ attorneys who represent volunteer firefighters are reeling after a New Jersey appellate court decision last week held that their clients can’t receive wage-loss ...Read More
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