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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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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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Does Workers' Compensation Cover Mental Injuries?

Most workers’ compensation claims secure benefits for injured workers who receive physical injuries on the job. But in some circumstances, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act also provides benefits for work-related mental injuries. A mental in… Read More
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What to do When Workers' Comp Won't Pay for Doctor-Recommended Treatment

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act applies to most employers in the state. If you work for a covered employer and receive injuries on the job, workers’ comp should pay all your medical expenses. Unfortunately, sometimes the workers’ compens… Read More
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When Does Virginia Workers' Compensation Law Require Payment for On-the-Job Injuries?

Workers’ compensation law in Virginia is governed under the Virginia Workers’ Compensations Act. The Act is a detailed, complex state law that requires most employers in the state to provide insurance for work-related injuries and certain disease… Read More
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