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Do I need a witness for my Virginia workers’ compensation claim? When you’re going through the steps of a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia, you might wonder about witnesses. Are they required? Do they help? Do they hurt? Should you try to find one? Will your employer have one? General Information About Witnesses A witness […]
8 Practical Tips for Dealing with a Workers’ Compensation Claim Dealing with a workers’ comp claim can be tough, but these 8 tips will make it easier. Click on the links in the answers to get more details about each tip. 1. Tell your boss, tell your doctor, then tell HammondTownsend. Following these three steps […]
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustments If you’re receiving workers’ compensation in the state of Virginia and you have certain benefits, you’re entitled to a Cost of Living Adjustment (sometimes abbreviated COLA) once a year. The adjustment is not automatic and you must ask for it, so find out if you qualify. The cost […]
When you’ve filed a workers’ comp claim, it’s common to not have experience with some of the specialized vocabulary and legal terms used. While your HammondTownsend attorney and paralegal can help you, you can also look them up using this guide. View the blog post People Involved in a Workers’ Comp Case for more information […]
NEWS AND VIEWS ON APPELLATE MATTERS A few years ago, HammondTownsend represented a firefighter who had assisted other first responders in rescuing a man who had suffered a broken leg due to a fall while showering. The case led to a published decision by the Court of Appeals, namely, Van Buren v. Augusta County, […]
Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Surgery? Despite everyone’s best efforts for safety, you might get hurt at work. It could be minor, like stubbing your toe, or it could be major, like a fall. If you’re hurt at work, you may need to get surgery. You could have broken a bone, torn a tendon, or […]
Does Workers’ Comp Cover Lost Wages? If you’re hurt at work, you may already know you need to file a workers’ compensation claim to pay your medical bills. But what about your wages? If you need to be out of work recovering from surgery or healing from an injury, how will you pay your bills? […]
How Does Workers’ Comp Work in Virginia? Workers’ compensation is the money you receive for being injured or getting sick because of your job. A construction worker breaking their leg at work and a firefighter who has cancer because of the burning materials he inhaled both would file workers’ compensation claims. But how does it […]
What is Vocational Rehabilitation for Workers’ Comp? If you’re injured at work and you’re unable to go back to your previous job, either for a long time or permanently, you might be referred to vocational rehabilitation. “Vocational rehabilitation” is a longer way of saying a program that helps you find a job or trains you […]
Does Workers’ Comp Cover Death? If your family member dies due to an accident at work, you’ll have a lot of emotions. Once the initial shock is over, you may be wondering if workers’ compensation in Virginia will pay for your family member’s death. Workers’ Comp Death Benefits Yes, Virginia workers’ comp will pay death […]
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