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 neonatal nurse rushed to attend to a baby whose monitor was on alert.  The nurse slipped and fell on the unusually slick hospital floor and injured both wrists, her knee, neck, and back.  The insurer accepted the claim for selected injuries, but denied other injuries.  The insurer also claimed that the nurse was earning significantly less money than she was at the time of her injury, resulting in undercompensation.  Attorney McNamara successfully prosecuted the cla… Read More

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