I get a lot of calls from injured workers who were injured in _______ (New York, Texas, Vermont – you get the picture) and they have questions because they recently moved to Virginia and want to know what they need to do next and how this affects their claim. The truth is, it depends [...]
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A Virginia Workers’ Compensation claim can become complicated when you’ve been injured while on the job but are expected to continue working. In some cases it might be ruled that while you can’t return to work after an injury doing what you did before, you can be put on light duty. If your employer doesn’t [...]
Many injured workers think if they are at fault for the accident which caused their injuries, it will not be not covered by workers’ compensation. However, that is not necessarily true. If you are injured in an accident, even if the accident is your fault, it can still be covered under workers’ compensation. Negligence [...]
An amputation is one of the most serious injuries at work that can affect you. Losing a limb is a life changing event and can cause long lasting disability and pain. If this has happened, you will likely want to file a workers’ compensation claim to get help for medical bills and other expenses. However, [...]
For the most part, yes, you can collect workers’ compensation if you were on a business trip and got hurt in the hotel. The law says that injuries that occur while traveling on a business trip are covered, with some exceptions. Slip and falls may occur in the hotel. You could get injured fixing the [...]
Many people have asked whether their workers’ compensation benefits are taxable. The simple answer is that workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable. However, as with most legal issues, the answer is really not so simple. There are two parts to workers’ compensation benefits. These include medical treatment and lost wage benefits (or indemnity benefits.) [...]
Virginia Workers Compensation Rules are a bit gray when it comes to claims of PTSD and the law is ever changing; especially since media outlets have recently been shining a spotlight on this issue. For now, PTSD can be covered under Virginia Workers Compensation benefits but only in certain, specific situations. PTSD on the Job [...]
Many of our clients want to know why they have to go to an Independent Medical Exam, otherwise known as an IME. The short answer is because the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires you to do so. If you do not attend the IME, the Workers’ Compensation Carrier can refuse to pay for any [...]
In life, timing is everything. The same goes true for obtaining your workers’ compensation benefits in Virginia if you are injured in a work-related incident. Indeed, there are a number of deadlines – or statutes of limitations – that you need to be aware of so that you can obtain workers’ compensation benefits in [...]
When you are considering accepting a settlement for your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim, you should really talk to a lawyer. Settlement is a complicated process and there is no magic number or magic formula for calculating the settlement value of your claim. I’ve compiled a list below to give you an idea of the [...]