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 candy merchandiser who sustained a work-related injury to her right shoulder, suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder as a consequence of overuse following the initial injury. The insurer denied the claim for injury to the left shoulder and neck as a consequence of overuse. Attorney McNamara successfully prosecuted the claim for consequential injuries to the left shoulder and neck. Because the initial right shoulder injury and its consequences have resulted in… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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