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Does Workers’ Comp Come Out of My Paycheck? Workers’ compensation benefits are available for people who are injured or become ill because of their job. Since the money is in response to an issue at work, you might worry that workers’ comp comes out of your paycheck. The benefits don’t come out of your paycheck, […]
For an injury at work to be compensable, the accident causing the injury must “arise out of” the employment. Many states follow the “positional risk” doctrine. An accident arises from work so long as the employee is present (i.e., “positioned”) at work when the accident occurs. Virginia follows the “actual risk” doctrine. The employment must […]
Does Workers’ Comp Count As Income? If you’re injured at work, you’ll file for workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills and missing income. Whether or not your workers’ comp benefits count as income varies depending on what type of income you’re looking at. The following information is for general guidance only and should not […]
When you think of workers compensation, you probably think of accidents or injuries – something falling, equipment breaking, or getting hurt from doing the same action again and again. But what about illness? How does workers comp deal with getting sick? Does workers’ comp cover if you have to miss work because of a cold? […]
If you use internal medical equipment like a pacemaker/defibrillator or a replacement joint, an injury at work that also damages your medical equipment can make a stressful time even worse. You’re worried about healing your body, but also about getting the expensive equipment fixed. What is Internal Medical Equipment? Internal medical equipment is medical equipment […]
NEWS AND VIEWS ON APPELLATE MATTERS The workers’ compensation system resulted from a “Grand Bargain” between employees and employers. One aspect of this bargain is that an employee’s negligence leading to injury should not bar the employee’s workers’ compensation claim. Notwithstanding this fundamental principle, an employee’s mere negligence can thwart a workers’ compensation award. In […]
When you’re injured at work, you want to know what kind of benefits you can expect from your workers’ compensation claim. Virginia has several different kinds of benefits, based on how long you will be out of work, if you are able to work while you are healing, and if you will have a permanent […]
Being injured at work is already stressful, but what happens if you have an injury at work that makes a condition you already have worse?Will you be able to get workers’ compensation for the new injury? Workers’ Comp and Existing Conditions/Injuries It’s hard enough when you get injured at work to know what you have […]
You were hurt at work, and are owed compensation for your medical bills and your injuries. But the insurance compamy denied your claim. Now what do you do? Get an Attorney If you filed the claim yourself, go ahead and get a workers’comp attorney before you start appealing. A lawyer does this work all day […]
It’s common to think of worker’s comp as being for physical injuries such as a broken bone, a sprained joint, a burn, or another type of injury where the medical care is fairly straightforward. But what about a psychological or mental injuries? How does workers’ comp work when there is a mental issue, not a […]
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