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What to Expect at Your Workers’ Comp Doctor’s Appointment

April 23, 2019

What to Expect at Your Workers’ Comp Doctor’s Appointment The second step in the workers’ comp process is to tell your doctor you’ve been injured at work. As part of this process,you’ll have a physical exam and tell the doctor what has been injured. Here are some things to keep in mind. Your employer will […]

Don’t Miss Deadlines in Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

April 16, 2019

The process for workers’ compensation claims in Virginia is long and can be confusing. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has multiple deadlines for injured workers and others in the process. Do you know what you need to do and when for your workers’ comp claim? First Filing If you don’t tell the Commission about your […]

Are You Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

April 8, 2019

You’ve heard of workers’ comp claims, but do you know about workers’ comp insurance? Workers’ compensation insurance is insurance that most employers are legally required to have. If you get hurt at work, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will decide whether to approve or deny your claim, and the insurance will pay it if approved. […]

Three Things Not To Do In Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

April 3, 2019

  Being injured at work and then having to deal with your workers’ comp claim can be stressful. Between being in pain, dealing with your job, dealing with doctors, and dealing with insurance, you may feel over your head. Avoid these three common pitfalls to get your case resolved as soon as possible.   1. […]

General Assembly 2019 and Workers’ Compensation Laws

March 28, 2019

The 2019 General Assembly took action on laws relating to workers’ compensation and occupational diseases. When people think of workers’compensation, injuries that happen at work are the most common idea. Workers’compensation, however, also applies to occupational diseases, or diseases that come as part of doing a job.   Cancer in Firefighters   Several types of […]

Your Workers’ Comp Deposition

March 18, 2019

When you have been injured at work, being deposed is often part of the process. A deposition is a formal legal event where you answer questions under oath and your answers are recorded. The answers you give can later be used in your case. Most people haven’t done a deposition before, so some general information […]

Taxes and Workers’ Comp Disability Benefits

March 11, 2019

It’s the first part of a new year, so taxes are on everyone’s minds. If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering if you have to pay taxes on your workers’ comp benefits. Let’s break it down.   The following information is not legal or tax advice. Speak with your tax professional about […]

Where to Go, What to Wear, and What (Not) to Bring for Your Evidentiary Hearing

March 4, 2019

When you have your evidentiary hearing, it will most likely be in a nearby courthouse. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission holds evidentiary hearings in the main office in Richmond, as well as in regional offices and in courthouses throughout the state.   Many people have not been to a courthouse before, so going in may […]

Why We Work in Worker’s Comp

February 25, 2019

‍  Jo Hamilton, a paralegal from HammondTownsend, wrote an eloquent description of why she is a paralegal and has been in the workers’ compensation field for decades.You can read what her day is usually like in A Day in the Life of a Workers’Comp Paralegal.   “For the most part, on a typical day, I […]

A Day in the Life of a Workers’ Comp Paralegal

February 18, 2019

Jo Hamilton, a HammondTownsend paralegal, gives a glimpse into what the paralegals do each day. A paralegal assists a lawyer with specific legal tasks. In a typical day, Jo handles a lot of different activities. “Every day requires choreographing the critical tasks with the essential tasks with the normal tasks,” she says. As she describes […]

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