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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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 wag… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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