Workers Compensation

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides a legal framework to compensate injured workers for job-related injuries. It was designed to ensure that workers and their families are properly cared for and compensated following workplace injuries.

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A Thriving Industry Built on Low-Compensated Temp Workers

Staffed by about 150,000 workers, the Chicago port industry is one of the area’s few booming blue-collar industries.  But unlike earlier blue collar jobs, which once promised a secure middle-class future and a comfortable retirement, warehousing positions are largely transitory and provide low pay, few benefits, and little hope for advancement.  As one worker recounts, he was laid off and rehired every few months by temporary-staffing agencies, and he never received paid vacation days, holidays, sick days, or affordable insurance.  Read more

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Representative Clients

A flight attendant sustained sudden, permanent loss of hearing as a result of change in cabin pressure that occurred during ascent of an aircraft.  The insurer denied the claim on grounds that it was a gradual, cumulative injury resulting from repetitive trauma and therefore, not covered under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.  The employer also asserted alternatively that the claim was barred by the flight attendant’s willful misconduct because she flew with… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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