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 flight attendant sustained sudden, permanent loss of hearing as a result of change in cabin pressure that occurred during ascent of an aircraft.  The insurer denied the claim on grounds that it was a gradual, cumulative injury resulting from repetitive trauma and therefore, not covered under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.  The employer also asserted alternatively that the claim was barred by the flight attendant’s willful misconduct because she flew with a cold.  The employer’s defenses were defeated.  Wage loss and medical benefits were awarded.

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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.…

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