Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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 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

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 Calculate2018-11-14T19:03:36+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