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 teacher’s assistant helping handicapped children injured her back at work.  The employer denied the claim for wage loss.  While the claim was being docketed for hearing, she was released to light duty, but was unable to perform her pre-injury work with disabled children.  In Virginia, an employee released to light duty who is not under an Award must prove that they have made a good faith effort to search for light duty work in order to recover wage loss benefits.… Read More

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