Myers v. Spotsylvania County Schools and VML Insurance Programs

Client was an elementary school guidance counselor that fainted and fell from a school bus breaking her femur.  The cause of her fainting was never resolved.  She subsequently developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).  Her claim was denied by her employer and its insurance company.  The employer said that an unexplained fall was not compensable under Virginia law.

We maintained that her fall was covered under Virginia law as it was an idiopathic fall which could be explained.  The claim was settled on the courthouse steps minutes before the hearing was to begin in Spotsylvania before Deputy Commissioner Tabb.

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Larry v Comcast Corporation

Larry had suffered a concussion at work in 2015 and was not sure if he had been under an Award Order.  He was working fulltime out of fear of losing […]

Injured construction worker fallen off ladder

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Jesse L.

The courts in Virginia have recognized the inherent risks of injury when using ladders. See VFP, Inc. v. Shepherd, 39 Va. App. 289, 293, 572 S.E.2d 510, 512 (2002); Irby […]

Worker feeling back pain in warehouse

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Steven W.

Falls from ladders are common workplace accidents, but what if the fall damaged a medical device installed on the claimant’s body to treat a non-work related condition? That was the […]

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