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Reopening a Closed Virginia Workers’ Compensation Case

The adjuster handling your workers’ compensation claim may tell you that they are “closing” your case. This statement is misleading, and often makes the injured worker believe they are no longer entitled to any workers’ compensation benefits… Read More
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Do Independent Contractors Qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Virginia?

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires employers with at least three employees to provide insurance that covers work-related injuries and illnesses for all employees. However, independent contractors are not eligible for coverage under the… Read More
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Discovery in Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cases

When an injured worker files a workers’ compensation case, evidence must be gathered and compiled to support the claim. Discovery is the formal name for the information-gathering process. Administrative rules of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation… Read More
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Using Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

If you have a personal injury claim, it may be necessary for an expert witness to provide testimony concerning the cause of the accident or extent of your injuries. Since expert testimony is subject to complex laws, case decisions, and rules of evide… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury
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Virginia General District Court Jurisdiction in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases Increases to $50,000

Effective July 1, 2021, a new law increased the jurisdiction of Virginia general district court in personal injury and wrongful death cases to include claims not exceeding $50,000. If you have either type of claim in the jurisdictional amount, you ca… Read More
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Categories: Personal Injury
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Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits in Virginia

A Virginia worker injured on the job may qualify for both workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Each program determines eligibility independently. Receiving SSDI does not affect your workers’ comp benef… Read More
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Covid-19 Amendments to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act Effective July 1, 2021

On July 1, 2021, Covid-19 amendments to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act went into effect. For qualifying health care workers and first responders, the revisions establish a rebuttable presumption that Covid-19 is a compensable occupational d… Read More
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Can You be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you receive a work injury, you might be concerned about losing your job if you file a workers’ compensation claim, but don’t worry; you can’t be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act prote… Read More
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Do Pharmacy Errors Create a Personal Injury Claim?

You count on your pharmacy to give you the right medication and correct instructions for taking it, as well as make sure there are no conflicts with other medicines you take. Pharmacy errors may create a personal injury claim for financial damages if… Read More
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Can I Refuse Medical Treatment for My Work Injury?

If you refuse medical treatment for your work injury, you may jeopardize your ability to recover on your workers’ comp claim. It’s important to talk with an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorney before refusing the treatment recom… Read More
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