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Are All Virginia Employees Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

To receive workers’ compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury or occupational disease, a person must work for an employer required to have coverage by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Most — but not all — employers in the state mu… Read More
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How Social Media Posts Can Hurt Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Social media is part of the fabric of our lives. For many people, it’s a wonderful way to connect with family and friends. But if you have a pending workers’ compensation case, social media posts can hurt your claim. Read this explanation from ou… Read More
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Death Benefit Claims Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act

Death Benefit Claims Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act

If you lose a loved one due to a workplace accident or occupational disease, you may be entitled to death benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Complex provisions of the law determine eligibility. The best approach to receiving com… Read More
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What Are Permanent Partial Disability Benefits in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

If you receive an injury on the job, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides specific benefits. If you recover and can still work, but the accident caused a permanent disability due to loss of a body part or other specific reasons, the paym… Read More
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Common Reasons for Denial of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides payment for on-the-job injuries that meet certain requirements. Under the law, an injured worker must take specific actions after a work accident to receive benefits. If the statutory criteria are not… Read More
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Work Accident Worsens a Pre-Existing Injury

If a work accident makes an existing condition worse, Virginia workers’ compensation law may provide benefits for the injuries caused by the accident. However, a pre-existing injury or condition complicates your claim considerably. In any case invo… Read More
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Workers’ Compensation Settlement

The Review Process for a Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Some workers’ compensation cases ultimately lead to a negotiated settlement between the worker and the employer’s insurance company. However, a settlement agreement is not final until it is approved by the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commiss… Read More
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Benefits After an Award Order

If you sustain a work injury and your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is approved, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission puts an award order in place. After issuance of an award order, your employer cannot unilaterally stop your… Read More
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Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation After a Work Injury

If you receive workers’ compensation for a work injury, the employer or insurance company may be able to require you to accept vocational rehabilitation services, if certain conditions are met. Refusing a legitimate request can result in suspension… Read More
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Independent Medical Examination in Workers’ Compensation

If you have a workers’ compensation claim for an on-the-job injury, you may be asked to undergo an independent medical examination. The outcome of an IME can affect your benefits, so it’s extremely important to understand what an IME is and what… Read More
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