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Virtual Reality Emerging as Possible Alternative to Opioids for Pain 03/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 845 | 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 | 424 | 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 | 1392 | 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 | 2134 | 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 | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 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 | 476 | 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
 
 

VA Director Taking Over Department of Business and Consumer Services 12/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1068 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday appointed Cameron Smith as the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the parent agency of the Workers' Compensation Division and Board. ...Read More
 
 

Vehicle Crashes Cause Almost Half of State's Work-Related Deaths 11/27/2017
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Wyoming’s state occupational epidemiologist has identified 27 workplace fatalities in the state during 2016, down from 30 work fatalities 2015, according to a ...Read More
 
 

V3 Insurance Partners Adds Executives to Work Comp Practice 11/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
V3 Insurance Partners LLC has added three executives to its property and workers’ compensation practices, and announced a promotion. ...Read More
 
 

VOSH Cites HVAC Company After Worker's Fatal Fall 10/05/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health issued $225,995 in penalties to James River Air Conditioning Co. in Richmond after a worker fell off a roof and died.  ...Read More
 
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