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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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Categories: Personal Injury
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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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Mediation as a Form of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Alternative dispute resolution provides a voluntary option for settling a workers’ compensation claim without a hearing. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ADR program includes mediation, which is a common type of alternative dispute r… Read More
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Workers’ Compensation Investigation

Workers’ compensation insurance companies sometimes initiate an investigation after a worker files a claim for an on-the-job injury. These inquiries occur for a variety of reasons, including issues relating to potential fraud by the employer or emp… Read More
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Third-Party Liability For Work-Related Accidents

For some work-related accidents, a third party may be legally responsible for a worker’s injuries, due to reckless or negligent behavior that caused the accident. When that happens, the worker can make a personal injury claim against the at-fault p… Read More
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Pain and Suffering in a Virginia Personal Injury Claim

In a Virginia personal injury claim, your financial recovery may include specific amounts for pain and suffering. Determining the amount of these damages requires assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. In the discussion that follows,… Read More
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