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Virginia Workers’ Compensation and Retirement

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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Many of my clients who are on workers’ compensation in Virginia also have the possibility of retiring. This can present a problem. The retirement has the potential to adversely affect the workers’ compensation benefits. This is especially the case when the employer has provided the injured worker a ...
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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Accident and Use of Cell Phone While Operating Motor Vehicle

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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At present, you can recover workers’ compensation in Virginia for use of the cell phone. This is especially the case when the injured worker’s job requires use of the cell phone. Recent Case Where Commission Awarded Compensation for Accident Caused by Use of Cell Phone. At the present time, the ...
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A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Accident and the ER Report

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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If there is a question about causation of an accident, the emergency room report can be extremely important. The Hearing Commissioner in a Virginia Workers’ Compensation case will often look to the history contained in that first accident medical record to see if the record corroborates the ...
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Virginia Workers’ Compensation & The Treating Doctor

Virginia Workers' Compensation

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Most claimants do not understand the importance of the treating doctor when they are injured. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission when all things are equal gives decisive weight to the opinion of the treating doctor. Usually, the treating doctor is the first doctor who treats the claimant....
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