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Veteran Commission Counsel Named Insurance Commissioner 09/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Scott A. White, a longtime counsel for the State Corporation Commission, will become Virginia’s 14th insurance commissioner Jan. 1, when he succeeds the retiring Jacqueline K. Cunningham. ...Read More
 
 

Voc-Rehab Dispute Form Leads to Expedited Issue Resolution, MWCC Reminds Stakeholders 09/21/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Parties with a vocational rehabilitation dispute can get their issue resolved faster when they file a Vocational Rehabilitation Dispute form, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission reminded stakeholders Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Violinist's AWW Based on Approximation of Potential Earnings 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 684 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Industrial Commission’s calculation of a professional violinist’s average weekly wage, based on an approximation of what she would have earned had she not been injured. ...Read More
 
 

Vocational Rehab Rule Amendments Reflect Strength Of QRC Lobby 09/01/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 947 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 61 min read
Though Minnesota plans to slightly lower qualified rehabilitation consultants' hourly rate cap, the state retains one of the most generous — if not the most generous — vocational rehabilitation benefit structures in the country.  ...Read More
 
 

Virtual-Reality Safety Tool Simulates Trench Collapse, Other Hazards 06/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 654 | 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 | 749 | 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 | 691 | 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 | 418 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 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 | 892 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 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 | 981 | 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
 
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