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 garage door mechanic with a wife and young children injured his back and was subsequently terminated by the employer, allegedly for poor work performance.  Attorney McNamara successfully claimed wage loss benefits despite the worker’s termination from employment because he was assigned to perform work outside the restrictions imposed by his doctor. Read More

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