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Claimant’s hostility toward lawyer is cry for help

An employee who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after his hand became stuck in a machine has won workers’ comp benefits for a hospital stay ordered by his psychiatrist. The mix of meds the claimant was taking apparently prompted him to ...

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Employee’s Attendance Defeats Noncooperation Claim (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision rejecting employer’s application to terminate employee’s disability benefits for unjustifiable noncooperation with vocational rehabilitation; the court finds credible record evidence of cooperation, including employee’s attendance at most of his appointments with employer’s ...

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Hand Injury Prevented Vocational Rehab (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission’s termination of employee’s benefits for failure to participate in vocational rehabilitation; employee may not transform employer’s change of condition hearing into an adjudication of compensability under Va. Code § 65.2-704, the Court of ...

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