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Workplace Injury Happens Frequently

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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Is a workplace injury a rare occurrence?Apparently not. A recent study by the National Safety Council reports an American worker is injured every seven seconds which amounts to 12,900 a day and 4.7 million a year. This shows it is more important than ever to make sure your employer covers you with ...
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Virginia Worker’s Compensation Accident — Not Unknown Incident

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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A worker’s compensation accident is compensable an “unexplained incident” is not. When a prospect calls me for help, I don’t want to find out the worker was injured and does not know what happened. This is especially a problem when the worker is working alone. Often, in this situation the worker ...
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Social Security Disability for a Mental Impairment

Social Security Disability

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The basic test for disability for Social Security is the impairment must be so severe it renders the claimant incapable of working for more than 12 months.The problem I see with most people who call in with a mental impairment is they have a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or bi-polar. This type ...
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The Workers Compensation Hearing — The Importance of the Record

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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Today, I had two (2) prospective clients contact me. They both had the same problem. They had already had their hearings and had both lost. In both cases the problem was the record. In Case Number One the claimant had fallen down the stairs at VCU. She claimed the accident occurred because the ...
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Richmond, Virginia Medical Care Denied After Workers Compensation Accident

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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Many call my firm with the following situation:They have an award for lifetime medical coverage for an accident on the job. The award may be years old. Suddenly, the insurance company “cuts off” the medical care for the accident. The insurance company says there is no evidence the problem is still ...
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