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 young electrician’s treatment for serious back injury was being monitored by a nurse case manager hired by the workers’ compensation carrier.  The treating doctor documented complaints concerning the nurse case manager’s interference with his treatment plan.  Attorney McNamara requested a hearing before the Workers’ Compensation Commission seeking to remove the nurse case manager from the claim.  When it was time to go to court, the nurse case manager claime…

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