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.

An inventory specialist sustained a serious back injury requiring surgery. She did not retain an attorney because the insurer paid wage loss and medical expenses associated with her claim. She failed to file a claim for injury with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission within two years of the accident. The statute of limitations passed, and the insurance company refused to pay any further wage loss or medical expenses. Even though the insurance company paid wage loss and medical benefits on the claim, under Virginia law the insurer would not be required to pay further benefits absent proof of fraud, mistake, or imposition on the part of the employer or insurer. The inventory specialist retained Diane McNamara, who built a claim from relevant documentation and facts that settled out of court for a reasonable sum.

Representative Clients

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

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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