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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 […]
Numerous decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia have pronounced that the Workers’ Compensation Act is remedial legislation which is entitled to a liberal interpretation in favor of claimants. In recent years, lawyers for claimants have wondered whether the courts now view this pronouncement as empty rhetoric. Occasionally, however, a decision shows that at least […]
If you’re injured at work, you should file a workers’ compensation claim to receive the benefits you’re entitled to. You may also think about filing for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. But how does workers’ compensation affect SSDI? What is Workers’ Comp? Workers’ compensation is the money you receive after an injury at work […]
If you’re hurt because of an accident at work, you can and should file for workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp can pay for your medical bills and give you some money for lost wages. But how do you get the money? File a Claim After you’re hurt at work, tell your boss. Then go see a […]
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 benefits to dependent family members […]
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