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VA Director Taking Over Department of Business and Consumer Services 12/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1210 | 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 | 475 | 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 | 398 | 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 | 553 | 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

Veteran Commission Counsel Named Insurance Commissioner 09/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 738 | 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 | 587 | 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 | 729 | 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 | 1025 | 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 | 707 | 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 | 802 | 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
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