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.

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.  Workplace injuries can occur in any profession.  While many work-related injuries occur at factories and construction sites, other workers are not immune.  Teachers, medical professionals, flight attendants, and administrative workers often face job-related injuries that necessitate the filing of a workers’ compensation claim.

There is a wide range of injuries that affect employees of any profession.  Some injuries are severe resulting in permanent disability, paralysis, or even death.  Common job-related injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Rotator cuff tears, shoulder injuries
  • Torn Meniscus, ACL tears, and other knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and other hand, wrist, and elbow injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paraplegia, Quadriplegia
  • Fatality, Death
  • Head injury
  • Brain injuries
  • Neurological injuries such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Attorney Diane McNamara handles all types of work-related injuries and has extensive experience seeking compensation for employees in any field or discipline.  If you are suffering from work-related injuries, contact her office today to schedule an appointment to discuss your current situation.

Representative Clients

A hotel worker sustained a torn rotator cuff when he was moving a large table through a door while setting up for a banquet.  The employer and insurer denied the claim and alternatively, asserted that the worker should not be compensated for wage loss from his second, similar job.  The matter was heard before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the insurer was ordered to pay wage loss based on the combined earnings from both jobs and to pay for medical… Read More

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