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 neonatal nurse rushed to attend to a baby whose monitor was on alert.  The nurse slipped and fell on the unusually slick hospital floor and injured both wrists, her knee, neck, and back.  The insurer accepted the claim for selected injuries, but denied other injuries.  The insurer also claimed that the nurse was earning significantly less money than she was at the time of her injury, resulting in undercompensation.  Attorney McNamara successfully prosecuted the cla…

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