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 young electrician’s treatment for serious back injury was being monitored by a nurse case manager hired by the workers’ compensation carrier.  The treating doctor documented complaints concerning the nurse case manager’s interference with his treatment plan.  Attorney McNamara requested a hearing before the Workers’ Compensation Commission seeking to remove the nurse case manager from the claim.  When it was time to go to court, the nurse case manager claimed she was unable to attend the scheduled hearing due to sudden family emergency.  Attorney McNamara opposed the insurer’s request for continuance.  After considering arguments made by Attorney McNamara, the insurer voluntarily removed the nurse case manager without further intervention by the Commission.  The injured electrician received years of treatment thereafter at the expense of the insurer, before his claim was settled.

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A 48 year-old forklift operator sustained a serious shoulder injury in the course of his employment. The forklift operator’s neck injury went undiagnosed until shortly before the two year limitation period. When the insurer denied the claim for injury to the cervical spine, Attorney McNamara promptly filed and pursued the claim for neck injury, which was determined to be compensable.

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