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.

A World of Hurt

Exams of Injured Workers Fuel Mutual Mistrust

Independent medical examiners hired and paid for by insurance companies to “flush out workers who exaggerate injuries or get unnecessary care,” have recently called into question the neutrality of such examinations.  As one doctor reported, “If you did a truly pure report . . .you’d be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn’t pay for it. You have to give them what they want.” Read more

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Representative Clients

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,… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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