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 steam roller operator engaged in a work related argument with his foreman dismounted the roller without shutting the engine off.  The machine rolled over his leg, fracturing his tibia.  The employee’s negligent failure to shut the steam roller engine off after dismounting did not prevent recovery because it did not amount to willful misconduct.

Representative Clients

A teacher’s assistant helping handicapped children injured her back at work.  The employer denied the claim for wage loss.  While the claim was being docketed for hearing, she was released to light duty, but was unable to perform her pre-injury work with disabled children.  In Virginia, an employee released to light duty who is not under an Award must prove that they have made a good faith effort to search for light duty work in order to recover wage loss benefits.… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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