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Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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

Intervening Injuries Can Be Costly!

2018-08-29T20:04:43+00:00

What Is an "Intervening Injury"? For Virginia Workers Compensation purposes, an intervening injury could be anything that happened after your work injury.   For example, if you have a back injury at work that workers’ compensation is covering and then you have a car accident, which event is causing the back pain – the [...]

Intervening Injuries Can Be Costly! 2018-08-29T20:04:43+00:00

How to Get Your Mileage Reimbursement in Virginia

2018-08-31T17:08:27+00:00

How to Get Your Mileage Reimbursement Virginia law allows for injured workers to receive a mileage reimbursement for their travel expenses for trips to the medical appointments, meetings with vocational rehab counselors, and job interviews. If you’re not sure how to get your mileage reimbursement, I’ll explain the process for you here.  Keep in [...]

How to Get Your Mileage Reimbursement in Virginia 2018-08-31T17:08:27+00:00

Does FMLA Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits?

2018-09-10T18:23:10+00:00

First of all, I am a Virginia workers’ compensation attorney, so any information given here is strictly related to Virginia workers’ comp claims. If you have questions regarding FMLA that do not involve a work injury situation, you need to contact a labor law attorney. If you would like to speak to a labor [...]

Does FMLA Affect My Workers’ Comp Benefits? 2018-09-10T18:23:10+00:00

How Much Does Virginia Workers Compensation Pay and How to Calculate

2018-11-14T19:03:36+00:00

How Long Will You Be Able to Get Your Lost Wages Checks? The answer in general is up to 500 weeks, and that's about 9 and 1/2 years. So if you're 30 years old and seriously injured, that means by the time you're 40 your workers comp check will be cut off, so it [...]

How Much Does Virginia Workers Compensation Pay and How to Calculate 2018-11-14T19:03:36+00:00

Are Occupational Diseases Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

2018-11-09T21:23:41+00:00

Though the most common types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation rules in Virginia are accidents, occupational diseases are also covered.  For workers’ compensation purposes, an occupational disease is considered a disease that arises out of and in the course of employment (just like accident requirements) and it’s not an ordinary disease of life, [...]

Are Occupational Diseases Covered By Workers’ Compensation? 2018-11-09T21:23:41+00:00

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process

2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Virginia workers’ compensation can be a painfully slow process. I’m not trying to frighten anyone but, as an injured worker, you need to know what to expect when dealing with this process. Also, there are several processes within the process – a claim has to be formally approved or denied before a hearing can [...]

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process 2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Functional Capacity Exams: Definition, Purpose, and MMI’s

2018-08-28T21:26:54+00:00

What Is a Functional Capacity Exam? A Functional Capacity Evaluation (also referred to as “FCE”) is a detailed series of tests performed by a licensed physical therapist to determine if you have any physical limitations as a result of your injury. The test is quite lengthy, often lasting up to four hours. You will [...]

Functional Capacity Exams: Definition, Purpose, and MMI’s 2018-08-28T21:26:54+00:00

How Can My Employer Cheat Me Out of My Benefits By Giving Me Light Duty Work and Then Firing Me on My First Day Back on the Job?

2018-03-06T22:49:55+00:00

Virginia case law has held that, when your employer gives you light duty work to do that’s within your work restrictions given by your workers’ compensation treating doctor and then fires you for cause, your workers’ compensation benefits may be terminated for good.  “Cause” for being fired could be a violation of a minor [...]

How Can My Employer Cheat Me Out of My Benefits By Giving Me Light Duty Work and Then Firing Me on My First Day Back on the Job? 2018-03-06T22:49:55+00:00