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 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 a c… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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