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 commuter bus operator was seriously injured in a head-on collision with a drunk driver who crossed the median.  Attorney McNamara worked closely with the attorney pursuing the claim against the negligent third-party, and a global settlement of all claims was achieved.  The settlement included full waiver of the workers’ compensation carrier’s lien, and payment of a significant lump sum to the employee by the workers’ compensation carrier, in addition to sums recovered from the negligent third party.

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A steam roller operator engaged in a work related argument with his foreman dismounted the roller without shutting the engine off.  The machine rolled over his leg, fracturing his tibia.  The employee’s negligent failure to shut the steam roller engine off after dismounting did not prevent recovery because it did not amount to willful misconduct. Read More

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