Types Of Accidents

Types Of Accidents

Psychological Injuries Are Not Covered Unless you Have a PHYSICAL Injury First!

2017-04-10T16:20:48+00:00

There seems to me a misconception out there among some workers that they can get workers’ compensation benefits for things like stress, depression, or anxiety.  The truth is that, in Virginia, workers’ compensation benefits are only awarded for psychological injuries if the injured worker first has a PHYSICAL injury.  For example, the State of [...]

Psychological Injuries Are Not Covered Unless you Have a PHYSICAL Injury First!2017-04-10T16:20:48+00:00

I Had A Fall At Work. Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

2018-11-09T21:32:01+00:00

People can fall for all sorts of reasons.  A fall can happen simply because of being in a hurry.  Or, because of not paying attention.  Or, maybe because there was something slippery on the floor. Or, maybe a container was not put in the proper spot.  When it comes to falls, Virginia has requirements [...]

I Had A Fall At Work. Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?2018-11-09T21:32:01+00:00

Can I get Workers’ Compensation Benefits Even if the Accident was my Fault?

2017-04-10T15:14:38+00:00

You can get workers’ compensation benefits in Virginia even if the work injury was your fault.  One of the things the Virginia workers’ compensation system got right is that it is a “no fault” system.  This means that even if an your action or oversight contributed to your injury, you can still receive benefits.  [...]

Can I get Workers’ Compensation Benefits Even if the Accident was my Fault?2017-04-10T15:14:38+00:00

Types of Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

2017-04-10T15:39:27+00:00

Many of my clients who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) not only have to deal with the complications that these types of injuries can lead to but they also experience a great deal of pain. Pain can be hard for people to describe so I wanted to share this list regarding identifying the different [...]

Types of Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)2017-04-10T15:39:27+00:00

The Skin Grafting Procedure & After Care

2017-04-21T20:42:54+00:00

I have provided the information below for any injured worker who may be facing a skin grafting procedure. As always, folks, this information is for education purposes only and is NEVER to be taken as medical opinion. Always consult your doctor before making any decisions. Skin Graft Procedure You will arrive at the hospital on [...]

The Skin Grafting Procedure & After Care2017-04-21T20:42:54+00:00

When Work Injuries Lead to Skin Grafting

2017-04-21T20:48:33+00:00

Several of my clients who have suffered major burns from a work accident end up undergoing a skin grafting procedure to close a wound or to replace dead or damaged skin with new, healthy tissue. Facing a skin grafting procedure can be scary so I wanted to give some basic information on the different types [...]

When Work Injuries Lead to Skin Grafting2017-04-21T20:48:33+00:00

All About Virginia Workers Compensation Death Benefits

2018-12-11T18:48:04+00:00

According to Virginia.gov, death benefits can be awarded to : “A surviving spouse, children under 18, children under 23 enrolled full time in an accredited education institution, parents in destitute circumstances or other qualifying dependents may be entitled to wage loss benefits. Death benefits include funeral expenses not to exceed $10,000 and transportation cost [...]

All About Virginia Workers Compensation Death Benefits2018-12-11T18:48:04+00:00

Treatment and Recovery After a Muscle Injury

2017-04-28T16:13:40+00:00

Muscle strains and tears are very common, so I wanted to pass on this information from www.hopkinsortho.org about treatment and recovery for muscle injuries.  Remember, this information is for informative purposes only and is not medical advice.  You should always consult your doctor before beginning any course of treatment for injuries. How do I [...]

Treatment and Recovery After a Muscle Injury2017-04-28T16:13:40+00:00

Preventing Muscle Injuries at Work

2017-09-22T18:22:21+00:00

How can I prevent a muscle injuries at work? Scientific studies have shown that a heated muscle is less likely to be strained. This can be done by warming up before exercise. Start your workout with some light walking or jogging. Flexibility is also important in preventing injury and re-injury of an already strained [...]

Preventing Muscle Injuries at Work2017-09-22T18:22:21+00:00

Muscle Injuries on the Job

2018-10-30T21:18:34+00:00

People with physically demanding jobs are often dealing with minor aches and pains, joint stiffness, and muscle injuries.  Many people don’t report minor injuries, like muscle strains, for several reasons; however, a lot of folks will later discover that their injury is not healing on its own and they need to get medical care. [...]

Muscle Injuries on the Job2018-10-30T21:18:34+00:00