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 hostess slipped and fell on the wet ceramic tile floor at the restaurant where she worked, resulting in multi-level disc herniations in her back. She retained Diane McNamara soon after she was injured. Over the years, the hostess underwent eight back surgeries. There was significant loss of function in her legs, and the hostess was never able to return to any form of work. Upon expiration of the 500 week maximum wage loss period, Diane McNamara filed a claim for permanent total disability and successfully recovered lifetime wage loss for the seriously injured hostess.

Representative Clients

A career firefighter was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after 20 years of exposure to serious injuries and fatalities. The claim was originally filed as an injury, but was rejected by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. The claim was subsequently filed as an occupational disease claim. For the first time, the Supreme Court of Virginia recognized the compensability of post traumatic stress disorder as an occupational disease. Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

logo_WILG

For More Information

Fill out our online form