Virginia Workers’ Compensation Blog

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Blog2020-04-03T14:22:37+00:00

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Blog is your online resource when you are injured on the job in Virginia. Our updated information will help you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.

Recent Posts on Virginia Workers Compensation

LiveLifeBig Podcast

In May 2019, Michele Lewane was invited to Fairfax, Virginia to be interviewed by her colleague and friend, Ben Glass, on his Live Life Big Podcast. There's a lot of experience in the room when Ben Glass and Michele Lewane sit down to talk about battling it out in [...]

Does My Employer Have to Hold My Job?

Most people injured on the job will return to work quickly.  However, there are some who do not.  They may return eventually, but it will take some time, particularly if the injury was catastrophic or if surgery is needed.  Those people are, understandably, concerned about whether they will have a [...]

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries we see in Virginia Workers Compensation cases. There are many different types of brain injuries, ranging from concussions to cerebral contusions to seizures and many, many more. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury at work, it is [...]

Updates to the Status of Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 in Virginia

What If I Think I Got COVID-19 At Work? Our office is getting a lot of calls from folks who believe they have gotten COVID-19 due to their work environment, most specifically those in the healthcare field.  Currently, Virginia does not have an exception for these folks extending worker’s compensation [...]

Can I get workers’ compensation even if the accident was my fault?

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 [...]

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable in Virginia?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from injured workers is: are my workers compensation benefits taxable? In general, the answer is no.  We will discuss what this means for wage loss benefits, medical benefits, settlements, and Social Security. Wage Loss Benefits Wage loss benefits are not taxable [...]

Helpful Resources for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Fallout

Several families in Virginia are being affected by the current Stay at Home Order- people are out of work, unemployment has skyrocketed and citizens are struggling with unforeseen economic hardships.  I know things are rough out there so during this difficult time, I wanted to share with you some resources [...]

Amputation

Amputations can result from a work accident.  Losing a body part, whether it is an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe, can be life-changing and extremely difficult to deal with.  Following an amputation, you will need medical care and could be entitled to lost wages. Once you have recovered [...]

Chronic Pain

Often, after work injuries, people are left with chronic pain.  In some states, the workers’ compensation case ends once the claimant has reached maximum medical improvement, (or MMI).  In layman’s terms, MMI means that you have gotten as good as you are going to get. If you have chronic pain, [...]

COVID-19 and Virginia Workers Compensation Claims

First off, I’m sending out my prayers to anyone affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 or knows someone who is. It is so important to follow CDC guidelines by staying home and washing hands and surfaces. We are all in this together, and I look forward to the time when we are able [...]