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Workers’ Compensation Under Assault

February 23, 2017

In our last blog post we talked about how the workers’ compensation system came to be. As a result of the “grand bargain” between workers and employers, an injured employee these days simply files a claim for benefits with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Once it is shown that the accident is compensable under the Workers’ […]

Workers’ Compensation – Who’s Your Friend?

February 23, 2017

If an employer in Virginia regularly employs three or more employees, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires the employer to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. The workers’ comp insurance companies – not employers – almost invariably exercise total control over the claims of injured workers. These companies DO NOT have the best interests of injured employees […]

Injury by Accident – Part 3

February 22, 2017

In my 2 previous posts I discussed the topic of “injury by accident” In this post, I will take a look at a recent case which eases the burden on claimants seeking to prove this key fact. Claimant in Dugger v. Riverside Regional Jail Authority, JCN: VA00001117636 (Jan. 3, 2017), was a correctional officer, employed […]

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