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.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of New York City's infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. It is believed that a cutter lighting a cigarette carelessly tossed a match into a rag bin, igniting the fire. In 18 minutes, 145 garment workers, averaging 16 to 23 years old, were dead. This sweatshop tragedy is historically significant for fueling the American labor movement, leading to reform of laws governing workplace safety. Read more

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Representative Clients

A teacher’s assistant helping handicapped children injured her back at work. The employer denied the claim for wage loss. While the claim was being docketed for hearing, she was released to light duty, but was unable to perform her pre-injury work with disabled children. In Virginia, an employee released to light duty who is not under an Award must prove that they have made a good faith effort to search for light duty work in order to recover wage loss benefits. The st… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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