Types of Injuries and Illnesses

Types of Injuries and Illnesses

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2018-08-03T16:03:06+00:00

I get a lot of calls from folks about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) and they want to know if they can be covered by Virginia Workers' Compensation benefits. The confusion that they have is that Virginia work injury laws do not cover repetitive motion injuries, but CTS is the one exception (but this [...]

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2018-08-03T16:03:06+00:00

COPD Workers Compensation Claims

2018-07-24T16:24:59+00:00

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, is a disease that develops and worsens over time. While many people can contract COPD from smoking, people who are exposed to fumes, chemicals, and other irritants in the air may be at risk of developing this lung disease. Examples of exposure from work would be firefighters or [...]

COPD Workers Compensation Claims2018-07-24T16:24:59+00:00

Types of Virginia Workers Compensation Benefits

2018-10-15T22:07:11+00:00

If you are injured at work and you have an accepted Virginia workers compensation claim, there are six different types of benefits that you may be entitled to.  Each benefit is different and not every injury will qualify you for every type of benefit. Read through the list below for a detailed explanation of [...]

Types of Virginia Workers Compensation Benefits2018-10-15T22:07:11+00:00

Should I Report Minor Injuries to my Employer?

2018-01-15T04:00:26+00:00

The best way to make sure that you receive compensation when you sustain an injury is to promptly report all accidents, even minor injuries, to your employer, as minor injuries can turn into major injuries, on occasion.   Also, while there are honest employers who will help employees receive workers’ compensation benefits, these employers seem [...]

Should I Report Minor Injuries to my Employer?2018-01-15T04:00:26+00:00

Head Injuries Are Treated Differently Under Virginia Workers’ Compensation

2018-05-24T12:51:56+00:00

When employees suffer head injuries on the job, insurance companies will often accept a claim for a “head injury” but they often do not want to accept a claim for a “traumatic brain injury." Why is this? Because the two are very different! Head Injuries could be a bump on the head or a scratch to the scalp [...]

Head Injuries Are Treated Differently Under Virginia Workers’ Compensation2018-05-24T12:51:56+00:00

Am I Limited to 500 Weeks of Workers Compensation Benefits in Virginia?

2016-10-30T13:42:38+00:00

You may not be limited to 500 weeks of benefits in a workers compensation claim in Virginia if you qualify for permanent total disability benefits. Watch This Video on YouTube.com Video Transcript You may not be limited to 500 weeks of benefits in a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia! People often ask [...]

Am I Limited to 500 Weeks of Workers Compensation Benefits in Virginia?2016-10-30T13:42:38+00:00

Healthcare Workers Suffer Neck and Back Injuries in Record Numbers

2018-10-29T18:08:04+00:00

I represent many folks who are injured while working in the healthcare industry. It is so sad to see how badly injured some people are-simply by doing their job and caring for others. I read a blog today from NPR that discussed how healthcare workers are suffering neck and back injuries in work accidents in record [...]

Healthcare Workers Suffer Neck and Back Injuries in Record Numbers2018-10-29T18:08:04+00:00

Sexual Harassment Does Not Entitle You to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

2017-04-07T17:35:38+00:00

I sometimes get calls from workers who have been the victim of sexual harassment in the work place and they want to know if this would entitle them to a workers’ compensation claim.  The answer is NO.  With sexual harassment there is no physical injury and the State of Virginia has gone as far [...]

Sexual Harassment Does Not Entitle You to Workers’ Compensation Benefits2017-04-07T17:35:38+00:00

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

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

2016-10-30T13:42:45+00:00

The sad truth is that surgery is not a 100% guarantee to a full recovery after a back injury. Sometimes, injured workers have surgery and don’t get any relief from their pain and/or their physical limitations.  Sometimes, they get even worse! It is very sad but medicine is not always an exact science, especially when [...]

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome2016-10-30T13:42:45+00:00