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Voters Reject Universal Health Care Measure 4-to-1 11/10/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have created a universal health care system to cover all medical treatment, including care for work injuries. The Colorado Secretary of State reports that 79.7% of voters opposed Amendment 69. The measure would...Read More

Voc Rehab Working Group Posts Presentation Ahead of Meeting 11/09/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
An advisory group convened to identify ways to improve Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system is considering the possibility of tying reimbursement for vocational rehabilitation to how quickly injured workers are back on the job. ...Read More

Vocational Factors Can Be Included in Determination of Worker's Wage-Earning Capacity 11/08/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 738 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that vocational factors can be considered in fixing a worker's wage-earning capacity for purposes of computing the appropriate rate of compensation. ...Read More

Vericlaim Acquires Mid-Texas Claim Service 11/07/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 737 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Vericlaim, a provider of loss adjusting and claims management services, has acquired the assets of Mid-Texas Claim Service Inc. Terms of the deal, an...Read More
VICA to Hold Last Educational Luncheon, on Narcotics Abuse, Nov. 8 10/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 230 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association will hold its last educational luncheon of the year on Nov. 8, on the topic of narcotics abuse. Marianna Kritsberg of Genex Services, a national managed care provider with locations throughout California, will deliver the presentation. The talk wil...Read More

Veteran Firefighter's Cancer Claim Was Time-Barred 10/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a veteran firefighter was time-barred from filing a workers' compensation claim for his cancer. ...Read More

Voluntary Base and Assigned Risk Rates Drop for Second Straight Year 10/05/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Insurance Department has approved an 8.4% decrease in the voluntary base rate, and a 7.8% decrease for assigned risk rates, effective Jan. 1. The department attributed the decrease in the voluntary market to fewer claims, and lower medical and indemnity costs. Over the ...Read More

Veteran Applicants' Attorney Partners With Civil Litigator to Form New Firm 09/22/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Veteran trial attorneys Greg Bentley and Keith More on Tuesday announced the launch of their new firm — Bentley & More — in Irvine. ...Read More

Victims of Work-Related Crashes Can Recover Med Expenses From Third-Party Tortfeasors 08/31/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 3254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
New Jersey residents injured in work-related car crashes may recover medical expenses from third-party tortfeasors, and workers' compensation insurers have a right to be reimbursed for the medical expenses they paid, the Superior Court of New Jersey's appellate division determined.&n...Read More

VICA Luncheon Talk on How to Poke Holes in Psych Evaluation Reports Set for Sept. 13 08/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The September installment of the Valley Industrial Claims Association's educational luncheon series will feature a presentation called "Essentials of Psych Reporting and Deposing Psych Doctors." ...Read More
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