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Employer’s Choice of Weight-Loss Program Not ‘Imposition’ (access required)

Although a treating physician for a claimant who gained over 70 pounds after her work-related back injury recommended a residential weight loss program, employer countered with an offer to pay for claimant’s participation in a local Weight Watchers program, and ...

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Employee Struck by Customer’s SUV Proved Work-Related Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the commission’s award of temporary total disability benefits to a department store employee struck by a customer’s SUV while backing up to a curbside loading area. Employee worked in employer’s pick-up and receiving department. He ...

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Fully Paid Hospital Bill Over $300,000 Not Compensable (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the determination of the Workers’ Compensation Commission that it lacked jurisdiction to order employer or its insurer to reimburse Medicaid for employee’s hospital bill which exceeded $300,000. Employee was severely injured in an automobile accident ...

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Statute of Limitations Tolled for Successive Comp Awards (access required)

A Ford Motor Company production employee who had a series of workers’ comp awards for a work-related injury is not barred from filing a change-in-condition application; the Supreme Court of Virginia says the provision in Va. Code § 65.2-708(C) tolling ...

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Company Liable for Handyman’s Fall Until Light-Duty Release (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision ordering a realty company to pay temporary partial disability benefits to a handyman injured falling from a ladder, until his doctor released him to light duty work. Handyman worked making repairs for ...

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Trucker’s Changed Economic Condition Continues Benefits (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed a majority decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission awarding a trucker temporary partial disability benefits claimed more than a year after his last benefit under a stipulated order based on evidence of changed economic condition, ...

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