Attorney for Injured and Disabled Workers Since 1973
For Virginia (VA) Workers' Compensation (WC) claims, injuries and accidents and Social Security Disability claims contact Jerry Lutkenhaus
"This is Jerry Lutkenhaus. For over 35 years, I have made it my mission and passion to provide the best legal services to injured and disabled workers. As a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated* attorney my depth of knowledge in the areas of workers' compensation and social security claims have included winning cases in these areas: injury denials, disputed claims, social security disability claims, accident appeals, and workers' compensation appeals."
*I was selected as one of the best attorneys in Central Virginia for workplace injuries in the July 1999 issue of Richmond Magazine. I have had Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating from 2013 through 2016 and AVVO's superb rating from 2005 through 2016. To find out how I can help you, call or email me for a free initial consultation.
CASE OF THE WEEK
New Neck Fusion Ordered by Deputy Commissioner in Disputed Virginia Workers' Compensation Case
JV was a cable installer representative. He tripped on an icy step at a customer residence in 2014. As a result he developed neck pain, pain radiating down his left arm, and left hand numbness. The insurer initially covered his claim. However, when JV's surgeon recommended neck surgery, the insurer had second thoughts. JV had had a neck fusion back in 2011. So, the insurer maintained JV's new problems were due the 2011 neck fusion and not his 2014 accident on the job. The insurer hired a defense doctor to examine JV and deny his claim. We were able to work with JV's treating doctor to show the fall in 2014 caused "new neck symptoms" that warranted the new surgery. The Deputy Commissioner said it was a close call but in the end she awarded JV the requested surgery and disability compensation back to 2014. JV hopes to now have the new surgery and get his life back together.
My workers' compensation assistance is based on experience and characterized by personalized, thorough care. I have helped countless clients navigate through the often-frustrating process of obtaining benefits for their workplace injuries. Find out how I can help you in the following:
- Neck & Back Injury
- Arm & Hand Injury
- Leg, Knee & Foot Injury
- Permanent Total Disability Compensation
Social Security Disability Lawyer
The other part of my practice and experience has to do with obtaining Social Security disability benefits for my clients when injuries have affected their ability to work. In addition to neck and back injuries, I also address matters with clients such as:
Having an attorney with the experience and skill to lead you through the processes associated with Virginia workers' comp or Social Security disability following your injury or disability is critical. Get the support you need to pursue the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured on the job or have suffered an injury or disease that makes it impossible for you to perform your daily work duties, contact The Law Offices of Jerry Lutkenhaus today. For a free initial consultation, call (804) 554-3168 or email us.
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.