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Helpful Resources for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Fallout

2020-04-17T15:27:41+00:00

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 that may help you [...]

Helpful Resources for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Fallout2020-04-17T15:27:41+00:00

Amputation

2020-04-06T09:00:26+00:00

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 and reached maximum medical [...]

Amputation2020-04-06T09:00:26+00:00

Chronic Pain

2020-04-04T09:00:22+00:00

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, you may have already [...]

Chronic Pain2020-04-04T09:00:22+00:00

COVID-19 and Virginia Workers Compensation Claims

2020-04-03T09:00:42+00:00

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 to go back to [...]

COVID-19 and Virginia Workers Compensation Claims2020-04-03T09:00:42+00:00

Are you joking, workers’ compensation gets my money from my auto accident claim?

2020-04-03T14:18:44+00:00

If workers’ compensation insurance has paid any benefits to you or on your behalf that are included in the auto accident claim, then the workers’ compensation insurance carrier not only has a lien against any money you get from the auto accident case but you MUST get the workers’ compensation insurance carrier’s permission before you [...]

Are you joking, workers’ compensation gets my money from my auto accident claim?2020-04-03T14:18:44+00:00

My nurse case manager is trying to get my doctor to change my treatment plan, work restrictions, etc. What should I do?

2020-04-03T14:18:44+00:00

This comes close to what is known as “managing medical treatment.” In Virginia, no one but the treating physician can direct medical treatment, not even your nurse case manager. If you feel your nurse case manager is attempting to persuade your doctor to change the treatment plan or your restrictions, he or she is [...]

My nurse case manager is trying to get my doctor to change my treatment plan, work restrictions, etc. What should I do?2020-04-03T14:18:44+00:00

I was injured on a construction site while I was working as an independent contractor. Can I still get Virginia workers’ compensation benefits for my injury?

2020-04-03T14:18:45+00:00

The answer to this question depends on the very specific facts of your case. The Virginia workers’ compensation laws determine who is considered an “employee” of a company and who is an independent contractor. Just because you are labeled an independent contractor does not make you one under workers’ compensation. The issue is the [...]

I was injured on a construction site while I was working as an independent contractor. Can I still get Virginia workers’ compensation benefits for my injury?2020-04-03T14:18:45+00:00

Everything You Need to Know About Concussions

2020-02-27T09:00:33+00:00

In 2108, there were 2.8 million reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the United States. This number includes 77,660 nonfatal head injuries related to a workplace accident or illness. Of those, 16,210 were diagnosed as concussions and another 1,320 involved an unspecified brain injury. Concussions and other types of brain injuries are all-too-common [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Concussions2020-02-27T09:00:33+00:00

Are Virginia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

2020-05-13T14:52:13+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 Virginia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?2020-05-13T14:52:13+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