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.

Representative Clients

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 recove… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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