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.

Salinas Chiropractor Arrested for Workers' Comp Fraud

Two plant managers and a “company doctor” were arrested during a factory investigation in Salinas, California, following a complaint that alleged that workers were being discouraged from filing workers' compensation claims for injuries sustained at the plant.  Chiropractor Robert Ray Schreiner was also charged in the same incident with 16 felony counts, including conspiring to deny injured workers their workers' compensation benefits, filing fraudulent insurance claims, and making false statements to an insurer.  Read more

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A restaurant server was entering an order into a micro computer in the restaurant kitchen, when co-workers began pelting him with ice from behind as a joke.  The server turned around, and when he raised his arm to shield his face from incoming bits of ice, his shoulder dislocated.  Surgery was required.  The Deputy Commissioner who heard the case determined the server was the “innocent victim of horseplay,” and that the claim was compensable.  However, on appeal,…

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