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Vullo Confirmed as State Superintendent of Financial Services 06/17/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 2321 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The New York Senate confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Maria Vullo as the new superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services last week, the department announced in a press release....Read More

Voc-Rehab Provision of AWCA Faces Constitutional Challenge 06/14/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 840 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Oklahoma City attorney Bob Burke on last week launched an attack on yet another provision of the state's Administrative Workers' Compensation Act. ...Read More

Veteran Yarn Mill Worker Gets Benefits for 'Trigger Finger' Injury 05/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a former yarn mill worker was entitled to benefits for a repetitive trauma injury affecting his fingers. ...Read More

Video Footage of Worker's Motorcycle Ride Belied His Claim of Disability, Court Says 04/25/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the imposition of penalties and the forfeiture of future benefits on a worker who claimed to be incapable of any physical activity after video surveillance captured him out and about town and riding a motorcycle. ...Read More
Volunteer Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Working While on Benefits 04/15/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 1301 | 0 | Popular with Other | 3 min read
State officials arrested a Connecticut volunteer firefighter on Thursday for allegedly doing construction work while collecting workers' compensation benefits. The Office of the Chief State's Attorney charged Anthony P. Skut, 57, of Coventry, with one count of fraudulent receipt o...Read More

Veterans Affairs-run Hospital Tagged With Numerous Safety Violations 03/25/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 568 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
As part of its crackdown on unsafe workplaces operated by the federal government, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a veterans hospital in Arkansas for numerous willful and repeat violations. ...Read More

Volunteer Firefighter's Workers' Comp Fraud Case Dismissed 02/22/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A court has discharged a criminal case against a Wendelville man accused of workers’ comp fraud because he’d been going out on fire calls and serving coffee to firefighters while collecting disability benefits for an injury he sustained working as a truck driver, ...Read More

Vassigh Named Vice President of Rossi Law Group 02/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 985 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Workers’ compensation defense lawyer Ali Vassigh has been named vice president of Rossi Law Group in Simi Valley. ...Read More

Volunteer Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor 12/21/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, admitting he had falsely stated on a workers' compensation form that he ...Read More
Vounteer Nonprofit Officers Exempt from Mandatory WC Coverage 12/18/2015
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 1907 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
One provision of a regulatory reform bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on Oct. 22 exempts volunteer officers of nonprofit corporations from mandatory workers' compensation coverage, the North Carolina Rate Bureau said in a ...Read More
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