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Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Overlooked comp lien brings $5M settlement (access required)

  An injured employee whose lawyers unwittingly scotched his workers’ compensation award has settled legal malpractice claims for $5 million. The lawyers allegedly overlooked the need to involve the workers’ comp insurance company when they resolved a related product liability ...

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Mine Worker Wins Lifetime Wage Benefits (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms an award of lifetime wage benefits to a mine worker diagnosed with pneumoconiosis pursuant to Va. Code § 65.2-504(A)(4), rejecting employer’s contention that the claim for benefits was time-barred because of claimant’s 1987 diagnosis.   Regarding ...

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Man injured while pushing large dumpster, claim settled – $1,287,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant was injured at work pushing a large dumpster in two separate inci­dents in 2002 and 2003. He underwent five surgeries. He entered into a permanent and total disability award in 2012. He takes several daily medications, uses a wheelchair ...

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