What Can Happen if You Don’t Disclose Earlier Treatment in Your Workers Compensation Case

Experienced defense attorneys will conduct extensive discovery in your workers compensation case. This may include propounding interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for the production of documents, as well as taking your deposition.   If this happens you should search for the right workers compensation attorney for you. Though most defense attorneys play by the rules,…

Construction Workers & Nurses Say Management Puts Profits over Safety

The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to eliminate preventable deaths and to promote health and safety, released the results of its Employee Perceptions of Workplace Study earlier this year. The study’s objective was to understand perceptions of occupational and workplace safety among the U.S. labor force. And the results were not…

PTSD Found Compensable in Recent Virginia Workers’ Comp Decision

Obtaining Virginia workers compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury is difficult. Usually an injured employee must have also suffered a physical injury by accident to have a decent chance of receiving benefits for a psychological condition. But a recent decision by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission affirmed an award of benefits to a claimant…

Not Getting Enough Sleep? You May Have a Greater Risk of a Work Injury.

Let’s take a quiz.   Do you work in one of the following industries?   Manufacturing and production (warehouse work; assembly line; forklift operator) Healthcare support (MRI technologist, dental hygienist, occupational therapy assistant, etc.) Food preparation and service (server; waiter or waitress; cook) Protective service (security guard; night watchmen; surveillance system monitor) Healthcare practitioners (doctors,…