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Virtual-Reality Safety Tool Simulates Trench Collapse, Other Hazards 06/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 484 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Those who attended Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s Work Safe, Texas Summit in Fort Worth this week received a demonstration of the company’s virtual-reality safety training tool that simulates scenarios such as falling from a height or being caught in a trench collapse. ...Read More

Vessel Undergoing Overhaul Wasn't 'in Navigation' 06/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Texas Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s accident onboard a ship that was unable to engage in transportation fell outside the scope of the Jones Act, as a matter of law. ...Read More
VICA Luncheon on Cross-Examining Psych Evaluator Set for Tuesday 04/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Valley Industrial Claims Association will host an educational luncheon on how to cross-examine a psychiatric evaluator on Tuesday. VICA asks prospective attendees to register by 4 p.m. today to reserve seats.  On-site sign-in begins at 11:15 a.m., with speaker Brian Jacks...Read More

Veteran Defense Attorney Named Workers' Compensation Judge 03/14/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with State agency | 22 min read
Deana Seymour, a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell in Jackson, Tennessee, has been named a trial judge on the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims. ...Read More

Volunteer Firefighter's Widow Gets 2nd Chance to Prove Cancer Claim 03/10/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 716 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 175 min read
A claimant’s failure to submit official records of a volunteer firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens was not necessarily grounds to dismiss a death claim filed by the widow of a former volunteer fire chief who died of lung cancer, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled. ...Read More
VICA Luncheon on Catastrophic Injuries Set for Tuesday 03/09/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 837 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association will host an educational luncheon on catastrophic injuries next week. Barbara Silvas, a nurse case manager at Genex Services, will present "Catastrophic Injuries: How to Avoid Shattering Your Reserves." The session will run from 11:30 a.m...Read More
Vendor Will Share Stakeholder Comments to Medical Fee Schedules 03/09/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Medical Fee Schedule Regulatory Advisory Panel will meet today with Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting to review a summary of stakeholder feedback and proposed revisions to medical fee schedules. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to...Read More

VICA Luncheon on Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits Voucher Set for Tuesday 02/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1039 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association of Sacramento will hold an educational luncheon Tuesday about the supplemental job displacement benefits voucher, a voucher available to disabled workers to pay for skill enhancement or educational retraining. ...Read More

Volunteer Rescuer's Injuries Covered by Comp 01/25/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 794 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A volunteer who sustained multiple fractures after getting caught in an avalanche during a rescue effort will have his medical bills paid by workers' compensation, Routt County, Colorado, officials told the Steamboat Today newspaper on Monday. ...Read More

V3 Adds Three Senior Executives 01/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 610 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
V3 Insurance Partners LLC has announced the addition of three senior executives as part of the expansion of its online quote-and-bind workers’ compensation practice. ...Read More
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