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 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 re… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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