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Workers' Compensation News

Virtual Reality Draws More Interest as Non-Drug Pain Treatment 11/12/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Interest in virtual reality as a non-drug treatment for pain is growing in workers’ comp, and researchers are gaining a better understanding of when the therapy is likely to work. San Francisco-based Karuna Labs last month announced it was making its Virtual Embodiment Training avai...Read More
Lawyers Urge Governor to Remove Comp Judge from Office 11/12/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
South Carolina attorneys, including the new president of a national claimants' advocacy group, are urging the governor to remove a workers' compensation judge after she was castigated by the state Supreme Court. Lawyers have complained about Workers' Compensation Commissioner ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Truck Driver's Claim 11/12/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Louisiana Court of Appeal overturned the denial of a truck driver’s claim for benefits following neck surgery, finding he was entitled to a presumption that his need for the procedure was related to a 2009 accident.   ...Read More

SAIF Board to Hear Report on Claimant Experience 11/12/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 48 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
The SAIF board of directors is holding a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The meeting will take place at 400 High St. SE in Salem, Ore...Read More

Report: Truckers Push Back on Proposed Accident Policy Limit 11/12/2019
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Commercial truck drivers in Colorado argue that a proposed $5 million limit on medical expenses for occupational accident policies is too expensive and unrealistic, according to a report in ...Read More

Court Revives Estate's Civil Suit Over Fatal Shooting 11/12/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit against an employer for the shooting death of an employee as she was leaving work for the day. ...Read More

Worker Injured When Scaffold Tipped Gets Summary Judgment 11/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for his injuries from a scaffold that tipped and landed on his hand. ...Read More

John Ludwig Named Co-COO at Alliant Specialty 11/12/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 68 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 6 min read
Alliant Insurance Services has named John Ludwig co-chief operating officer of Alliant Specialty. In addition to his new appointment, Ludwig will c...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 11/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a fall into a trench at a construction site. ...Read More

Board Proposes New Rules on Medical Providers, Bill Disputes 11/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Commission is accepting comments on proposed changes to the medical billing dispute resolution process, in keeping with a 2019 law that expands the types of providers who may treat injured workers. ...Read More
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