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 career firefighter was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after 20 years of exposure to serious injuries and fatalities. The claim was originally filed as an injury, but was rejected by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. The claim was subsequently filed as an occupational disease claim. For the first time, the Supreme Court of Virginia recognized the compensability of post traumatic stress disorder as an occupational disease. Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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