Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Updates to the Status of Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 in Virginia

2020-05-21T17:14:30+00:00

What If I Think I Got COVID-19 At Work? Our office is getting a lot of calls from folks who believe they have gotten COVID-19 due to their work environment, most specifically those in the healthcare field.  Currently, Virginia does not have an exception for these folks extending worker’s compensation benefits to them.  The [...]

Updates to the Status of Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19 in Virginia2020-05-21T17:14:30+00:00

Can I get workers’ compensation even if the accident was my fault?

2020-05-21T17:13:00+00:00

Many injured workers think if they are at fault for the accident which caused their injuries, it will not be not covered by workers’ compensation.  However, that is not necessarily true.  If you are injured in an accident, even if the accident is your fault, it can still be covered under workers’ compensation. Negligence [...]

Can I get workers’ compensation even if the accident was my fault?2020-05-21T17:13:00+00:00

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable in Virginia?

2020-05-06T14:22:36+00:00

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from injured workers is: are my workers compensation benefits taxable? In general, the answer is no.  We will discuss what this means for wage loss benefits, medical benefits, settlements, and Social Security. Wage Loss Benefits Wage loss benefits are not taxable for workers who are [...]

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable in Virginia?2020-05-06T14:22:36+00:00

Not Happy With Your Workers Comp Settlement? What You Should Do

2020-02-26T09:00:32+00:00

Have you been offered a workers’ comp settlement that you’re not sure about? It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to offer settlements in some types of claims before you’ve even had the chance to speak with a lawyer. You might also be in a situation where you’ve been representing yourself, planning on taking the [...]

Not Happy With Your Workers Comp Settlement? What You Should Do2020-02-26T09:00:32+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

Volunteer Firefighters to Receive Lost Wages Through Workers Comp

2019-08-30T18:34:52+00:00

On Monday, June 17, 2019, the Board of Supervisors in Greensville County, Virginia approved a measure that will officially recognize volunteer firefighters as employees that will receive benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. This means that any volunteer firefighter injured while performing his duties as such will be eligible to receive workers’ compensation [...]

Volunteer Firefighters to Receive Lost Wages Through Workers Comp2019-08-30T18:34:52+00:00

How Long Does It Take to Handle a WC Claim in Virginia?

2019-08-23T21:11:03+00:00

One of the most common questions we hear from clients is, “How long does it take to handle a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia?” Every case is different, but we can give you some examples and guidelines that should give you an idea of what you can expect when you file a workers’ compensation claim. [...]

How Long Does It Take to Handle a WC Claim in Virginia?2019-08-23T21:11:03+00:00

How Long Can You Receive Workers Compensation Benefits in Virginia?

2019-08-23T21:10:50+00:00

One of the most common questions about workers’ compensation benefits is how long they will last. The answer starts out like most answers to questions about workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. It depends. Each case is different and there are many variables that will determine exactly how long you will receive benefits. It’s also [...]

How Long Can You Receive Workers Compensation Benefits in Virginia?2019-08-23T21:10:50+00:00

What Does Lifetime Medical Mean?

2019-07-26T19:57:16+00:00

There are many types of worker’s compensation benefits available to injured or sick workers under Virginia law. One of the most important benefits is the injured worker’s right to receive medical care for his workplace-related injury or illness. When a workplace injury or occupational illness occurs, the worker is entitled to lifetime medical treatment [...]

What Does Lifetime Medical Mean?2019-07-26T19:57:16+00:00