Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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

2018-12-27T17:29:39+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 muscle [...]

Claims Process: What Should an Employee Do When They Are Hurt? 2018-12-27T17:29:39+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

2018-12-14T21:49:07+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’ Compensation 2018-12-14T21:49:07+00:00

What Are Indemnity Benefits?

2018-12-14T21:39:19+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? 2018-12-14T21:39:19+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 Claim 2018-11-29T17:46:07+00:00

Should I File a Claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission If My Employer’s Insurance Is Paying for My Doctor?

2018-11-29T16:50:28+00:00

Listen up folks!  There is a huge difference between filing a workers’ compensation claim with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission and your employer’s insurance company. Many injured workers do not realize this and may miss out on other benefits they are entitled to if they do not file a claim with the Virginia Workers Compensation [...]

Should I File a Claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission If My Employer’s Insurance Is Paying for My Doctor? 2018-11-29T16:50:28+00:00

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Are Not a Workers’ Compensation Settlement

2018-11-29T16:44:53+00:00

Many injured workers call me and ask about settlements. However, many of them are confusing the term settlement with their permanent partial disability benefits. How Permanent Partial Disability Is Determined Permanent partial disability benefits are determined by a formula (established by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission) based on an injured worker's average weekly wage, [...]

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Are Not a Workers’ Compensation Settlement 2018-11-29T16:44:53+00:00

Work Accidents and Injuries Covered by Virginia Workers’ Compensation

2018-10-25T16:05:56+00:00

Everyone is entitled to work in a safe environment; however, when work accidents occur, they have the potential to cause serious injuries. If you have recently sustained a work injury that requires medical treatment and time off of work, a qualified injury attorney can help you file a Virginia Workers’ Compensation claim in order [...]

Work Accidents and Injuries Covered by Virginia Workers’ Compensation 2018-10-25T16:05:56+00:00

Virginia Workers Compensation Claims – Fiction vs. Fact

2018-09-27T20:59:30+00:00

I wanted to do just a quick little Virginia workers compensation claims fiction vs. fact for folks as a quick reminder about some of the misconceptions and flawed information that injured workers can sometimes get about dealing with the workers compensation claim process.  I’m debunking some of the fiction surrounding Virginia work injury claims! [...]

Virginia Workers Compensation Claims – Fiction vs. Fact 2018-09-27T20:59:30+00:00

I’ve Exhausted my 500 Weeks of Lost Wages– Now What?

2018-08-29T20:10:42+00:00

If you have been reading through my website you probably already know that Temporary Total Disability benefits (TTD) in Virginia will only last for a period of 500 weeks (or about 9.5 years).  In most cases, this 500 week window is sufficient time for injured workers to recover from their injuries and return to [...]

I’ve Exhausted my 500 Weeks of Lost Wages– Now What? 2018-08-29T20:10:42+00:00