Commission Reinstates Wage Loss Benefits Despite Pain Management Doctor’s Full Duty Release

The Virginia Workers Compensation Act allows employers to stop your workers compensation benefits under certain circumstances. One such circumstance is when a treating medical provider releases you to full duty work. The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission may find that the medical provider’s opinion establishes probable cause to suspend your benefits and refer the Employer’s Application for Hearing…

Court of Appeals Opinion Shows Why You Should Complete Part B of the Virginia Workers Comp Claim for Benefits Form

A recent unpublished opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia demonstrates how important it is to file a detailed workers compensation claim in Virginia that protects your right to future workers compensation benefits.   Nicholas Maldonado sustained injuries to his right wrist and shoulder by accident arising out of and in the course of…

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…