Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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

“Homeless” Claimants and Housing

2019-05-01T19:42:00+00:00

If a catastrophic injury at work has left you permanently disabled, your ability to live safely and autonomously may hinge on making modifications to your home. To accommodate a wheelchair, for example, you might need to widen doorways, install ramps, and remodel bathrooms and kitchens with accessibility in mind. Making home modifications is costly and [...]

“Homeless” Claimants and Housing2019-05-01T19:42:00+00:00

Claims Process: What Should an Employee Do When They Are Hurt?

2019-01-22T20:46:15+00:00

Step 1: Report Your Injury As soon as you are hurt on the job, report your injury to your employer. The law gives you thirty days to report, and the sooner you do it, the better. A lot of very serious injuries start as nothing more than what feels like a pulled or strained [...]

Claims Process: What Should an Employee Do When They Are Hurt?2019-01-22T20:46:15+00:00

Can PTSD be Covered as Part of a Workers Compensation Claim?

2018-12-27T17:06:23+00:00

Virginia Workers Compensation Rules are a bit gray when it comes to claims of PTSD and the law is ever changing; especially since media outlets have recently been shining a spotlight on this issue.  For now, PTSD can be covered under Virginia Workers Compensation benefits but only in certain, specific situations. PTSD on the Job [...]

Can PTSD be Covered as Part of a Workers Compensation Claim?2018-12-27T17:06:23+00:00

HCA and VCU Health System Workers’ Compensation

2018-12-17T08:00:39+00:00

The private healthcare industry is one of the largest employers in the United States.  In fact, two of the largest employers in the Richmond area are VCU Health System and HCA Virginia. Sadly, healthcare workers are particularly prone to workplace injuries for a number of reasons.   Most injuries in the healthcare work environment stem [...]

HCA and VCU Health System Workers’ Compensation2018-12-17T08:00:39+00:00

What Are Indemnity Benefits?

2018-12-16T12:00:35+00:00

You may hear various people (including attorneys) throw around the phrase ‘indemnity benefits’ in your worker’s compensation case. But what are indemnity benefits? Simply put, they are the lost wages that you expect to be paid while you are earning less than you were earning before your work injury, due to your work injury. These [...]

What Are Indemnity Benefits?2018-12-16T12:00:35+00:00

Understanding Virginia Lost Wage Benefits for a Work Injury Claim

2018-11-29T17:46:07+00:00

In Virginia, workers compensation benefits are paid based on your Average Weekly Wage (or AWW).  This is how the workers comp weekly rate of pay is determined. Calculating Your Average Weekly Wages To calculate your average weekly wage, you first need to take ALL of the wages you earned at your job from the [...]

Understanding Virginia Lost Wage Benefits for a Work Injury Claim2018-11-29T17:46:07+00:00