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 hotel worker sustained a torn rotator cuff when he was moving a large table through a door while setting up for a banquet. The employer and insurer denied the claim and alternatively, asserted that the worker should not be compensated for wage loss from his second, similar job. The matter was heard before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the insurer was ordered to pay wage loss based on the combined earnings from both jobs and to pay for medical tre… Read More

Awards & Associations

Top 10 Workers Comp Award

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