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 candy merchandiser who sustained a work-related injury to her right shoulder, suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder as a consequence of overuse following the initial injury.  The insurer denied the claim for injury to the left shoulder and neck as a consequence of overuse.  Attorney McNamara successfully prosecuted the claim for consequential injuries to the left shoulder and neck.  Because the initial right shoulder injury and its consequences have resulted in permanent loss of use to both arms, such that they may not be used for purposes of gainful employment, a claim for lifetime wage loss may be filed upon expiration of the 500 week maximum compensation period.

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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…

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