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 hostess slipped and fell on the wet ceramic tile floor at the restaurant where she worked, resulting in multi-level disc herniations in her back.  She retained Diane McNamara soon after she was injured.  Over the years, the hostess underwent eight back surgeries.   There was significant loss of function in her legs, and the hostess was never able to return to any form of work.  Upon expiration of the 500 week maximum wage loss period, Diane McNamara filed a claim… Read More

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