Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

HCA and VCU Health System Workers’ Compensation

2020-01-24T16:49:35+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 [...]

HCA and VCU Health System Workers’ Compensation2020-01-24T16:49:35+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

FILE A CLAIM WITH VIRGINIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION?

2019-12-27T23:31:40+00:00

Q: Should I File a Claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission If My Employer’s Insurance Is Paying for My Doctor? A: 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 [...]

FILE A CLAIM WITH VIRGINIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION?2019-12-27T23:31:40+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 Settlement2018-11-29T16:44:53+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’ Compensation2018-10-25T16:05:56+00:00

Virginia Workers Compensation Claims – Fiction vs. Fact

2019-09-30T16:36:36+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. Fact2019-09-30T16:36:36+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 Virginia2018-08-31T17:08:27+00:00