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 neonatal nurse rushed to attend to a baby whose monitor was on alert.  The nurse slipped and fell on the unusually slick hospital floor and injured both wrists, her knee, neck, and back.  The insurer accepted the claim for selected injuries, but denied other injuries.  The insurer also claimed that the nurse was earning significantly less money than she was at the time of her injury, resulting in undercompensation.  Attorney McNamara successfully prosecuted the claim for all of the injured body parts, and the insurer paid for multiple surgeries to various body parts which it tried to avoid responsibility for.  The insurer was also ordered to pay wage loss based on Attorney McNamara’s calculation of pre-injury earnings, as opposed to the artificially low calculations of the employer/insurer.

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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



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