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.

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A restaurant server was entering an order into a micro computer in the restaurant kitchen, when co-workers began pelting him with ice from behind as a joke.  The server turned around, and when he raised his arm to shield his face from incoming bits of ice, his shoulder dislocated.  Surgery was required.  The Deputy Commissioner who heard the case determined the server was the “innocent victim of horseplay,” and that the claim was compensable.  However, on appeal,…

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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