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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

Do You Always Get A Workman’s Comp Settlement?

2019-09-21T02:08:12+00:00

If you’ve never had to use workers’ compensation insurance before, the concept seems rather simple. You get hurt at work. You report your injury. You get some help covering lost wages and medical expenses. How hard could it be? Of course, like many things in life, it’s not as simple as it seems on [...]

Do You Always Get A Workman’s Comp Settlement?2019-09-21T02:08:12+00:00

Do Workman’s Comp Settlements Work?

2019-07-26T19:56:37+00:00

Most people who find themselves involved in a workers’ compensation case because of an injury at work eventually find themselves considering a settlement. It may very well be in your best interest to accept a settlement offer, especially if you have mounting bills or reason to believe that you might lose if your case [...]

Do Workman’s Comp Settlements Work?2019-07-26T19:56:37+00:00

What Is The Average Settlement For A Back Injury?

2019-05-06T19:14:26+00:00

Back and spine injuries are one of the most common work injuries we see in injured workers. Whether you injure your back or spine from lifting an object in the office or working a physically demanding job, you may need treatment for that injury. When you injure your back or spine in a work [...]

What Is The Average Settlement For A Back Injury?2019-05-06T19:14:26+00:00

Do You Have a Self-Administered Medicare Set-Aside?

2018-09-27T21:00:58+00:00

If you are an injured worker who: Was injured in Virginia and has an open Virginia Workers Compensation Claim Is on Medicare, AND you have filed for Social Security (or are otherwise eligible for Medicare benefits) When you settle your Virginia workers compensation claim, you and the insurance company have to get approval from Medicare. [...]

Do You Have a Self-Administered Medicare Set-Aside?2018-09-27T21:00:58+00:00

How to Calculate Your Virginia Workers Compensation Settlement

2018-08-29T20:52:49+00:00

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 [...]

How to Calculate Your Virginia Workers Compensation Settlement2018-08-29T20:52:49+00:00

How to Survive a Workers Compensation Deposition

2018-08-29T20:39:33+00:00

So, your deposition has been scheduled and you are scared to death.  To make you a bit more comfortable, let me give you some information about depositions. First, let me assure you that you do need to go.  If you do not go to the deposition the first time it is schedule, the Commission [...]

How to Survive a Workers Compensation Deposition2018-08-29T20:39:33+00:00

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process

2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Virginia workers’ compensation can be a painfully slow process. I’m not trying to frighten anyone but, as an injured worker, you need to know what to expect when dealing with this process. Also, there are several processes within the process – a claim has to be formally approved or denied before a hearing can [...]

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Why Accept A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

2018-03-07T05:09:12+00:00

When you are faced with a life changing work injury, the decision to accept a workers’ compensation settlement can be a complicated one. There are pro’s and con’s on either side of the decision so I’ve put together the list below in order to educate injured workers of the benefits of accepting a workers’ [...]

Why Accept A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlement?2018-03-07T05:09:12+00:00

Why A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlement Must be Approved by the Commission

2018-03-07T05:39:53+00:00

When the workers' compensation insurance company and the injured worker (and possibly their attorneys) reach an agreement for a Virginia workers’ compensation settlement, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission will oversee the settlement and must approve it for it to become final. Virginia Code Section 65.2-701 requires that ALL Virginia workers compensation settlements be filed [...]

Why A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlement Must be Approved by the Commission2018-03-07T05:39:53+00:00