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Workers' Compensation News


Videotape Leads to Arrest of Claimant After $500K Spent on Benefits 12/27/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 732 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A Florida claimant who was provided motorized wheelchair because of an alleged work-related neck injury that prevented him from bending his body was arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after investigators videotaped him cleaning his boat and pushing it off its trailer. ...Read More

Value-Based Care is Focus of Orthopedic Conference 11/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 851 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Whether patients can have a total hip or knee replacement and go home the same day will be a question addressed during a two-day conference hosted by the American College of Perioperative Medicine. ...Read More

Vocational Factors Can Be Included in Lost Earning Capacity Analysis for PPD Worker 11/10/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 586 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that vocational factors can be considered in calculating a permanently partially disabled worker's lost earning capacity. ...Read More
Voters Reject Universal Health Care Measure 4-to-1 11/10/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 473 | 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 | 390 | 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 | 657 | 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 | 673 | 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 | 681 | 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 | 453 | 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 | 557 | 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
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