Injured Workers Law Firm

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

2019-10-18T19:04:55+00:00

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.)  [...]

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?2019-10-18T19:04:55+00:00

Workers Compensation Death Benefits

2019-10-18T18:53:06+00:00

Work-related fatalities are tragic misfortunes for any family. If a loved one has unexpectedly passed away as a result of a work injury, workers’ compensation benefits may be the last thing on the decedent’s family’s mind. However, you should know that there may be benefits available through Virginia workers’ compensation to help during this [...]

Workers Compensation Death Benefits2019-10-18T18:53:06+00:00

Lorraine B. D’Angelo, Esq. – Workers Compensation Lawyer

2016-11-30T04:55:43+00:00

Lorraine, a workers compensation lawyer, was born in Kentucky and grew up in East Tennessee but spent summers with her father in Newport News, Virginia. She attended law school at the University of Memphis, graduating in 1999. After law school, she moved to Newport News, Virginia to work for an Administrative Law Judge who heard [...]

Lorraine B. D’Angelo, Esq. – Workers Compensation Lawyer2016-11-30T04:55:43+00:00

New Fines for Employers Who Don’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage

2016-12-05T04:51:54+00:00

I’m pleased to announce that the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has finally made some updates to their rules and guidelines when it comes to uninsured employers.  The new fees and regulations read:  “The law change amends section 65.2-805 of the Workers’ Compensation Act which addresses the civil penalty for employer failure to insure. Such employer [...]

New Fines for Employers Who Don’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage2016-12-05T04:51:54+00:00

Being an Advocate for Injured Workers Makes the Difference!

2016-12-06T05:31:04+00:00

Being advocates for injured workers is what makes a huge difference between the Injured Workers Law Firm and any other run of the mill attorney’s office.  My goal is to help all injured workers even if they don’t need to hire an attorney.  I have seen first-hand how big insurance companies can take advantage of people [...]

Being an Advocate for Injured Workers Makes the Difference!2016-12-06T05:31:04+00:00

What I Hate About March Madness

2017-04-07T18:18:35+00:00

 This is hilarious material from our good friend Bob Battle. I hope you all enjoy it. Maybe not Louisville and Duke Fans.  What I Hate About March Madness Most of my loyal newsletter subscribers know that I am a huge basketball fan and grew up as a total gym rat. I was known as [...]

What I Hate About March Madness2017-04-07T18:18:35+00:00

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is NOT on Your Side!

2016-12-15T04:11:18+00:00

I talk to a lot of injured workers in Virginia.  Some I represent and some I do not represent.  There seems to be a misconception out there among Virginians that the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) is advocating for them and is there to protect their rights as an injured worker.  This is not the [...]

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is NOT on Your Side!2016-12-15T04:11:18+00:00

2013 Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Florida – Another Example

2017-04-07T18:34:51+00:00

Here is another example of workers' compensation insurance fraud! An investigation in Florida of I&T Financial Services, LLC, has found that the company was set up to execute a large scale check cashing scheme for the purpose of evading the cost of workers’ compensation insurance coverage.  The mastermind behind this scam, Domenick Pucillo, was [...]

2013 Workers’ Compensation Fraud in Florida – Another Example2017-04-07T18:34:51+00:00

2013 Workers’ Compensation Fraud – A Multimillion Dollar Scam in West Virginia

2016-12-15T03:24:06+00:00

An insurance agent for BrickStreet Mutual Insurance was found to be taking bribes in exchange for allowing some of his workers' compensation insurance policy holders in the coal mining industry in West Virginia to under report their payroll and, thereby, save these employers millions of dollars in workers’ compensation insurance premiums.  According to the article, this [...]

2013 Workers’ Compensation Fraud – A Multimillion Dollar Scam in West Virginia2016-12-15T03:24:06+00:00

8 Things to Know If You Are Going to a Workers Compensation Hearing

2016-12-15T02:58:47+00:00

You will need to be present at the workers compensation hearing.  In most cases, the Deputy Commissioner who will be hearing your case will want to hear your testimony in person about how your injury occurred and what took place following your injury. The defense attorney is not your friend.  The defense attorney (attorney for the workers' [...]

8 Things to Know If You Are Going to a Workers Compensation Hearing2016-12-15T02:58:47+00:00