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Workers’ Comp – Late Payments – Employer Penalties – Docketing Application (access required)

An employer’s claim that it continued to pay a resort housekeeper at or above her workers’ comp rate after she returned to light-duty work does not relieve the employer of additional payments on claimant’s award; the commission erred in concluding ...

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Workers’ Comp – Medical Payments – Treating Physician Change (access required)

A claimant’s complaint to her supervisor that she continued to suffer worsening pain from her on-the-job injury and the supervisor’s response that he would get in touch about her seeing a doctor, supported her contention that she consulted with employer ...

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Workers’ Comp – Change In Condition – Refusal Of Selective Employment (access required)

A 50-year-old stockroom employee who suffered a work-related spinal injury is entitled to temporary total disability benefits, the Court of Appeals says, based on her treating orthopedic surgeon’s opinion that the employee’s continued pain and decreased sensation in her lower ...

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Workers’ Comp – Total Incapacity – Crushing Injury – Pain Syndrome (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms a workers’ comp award to an employee who suffered a work-related crushing injury to his right arm and who continued to have post-surgical pain in his right shoulder and an apparent reflux sympathetic dystrophy in ...

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Workers’ Comp – Flight Attendant – Factual Dispute (access required)

In this workers’ comp case involving a flight attendant who rejected her treating physician’s opinion releasing her to full duty in favor of continued medical treatment that culminated in neck surgery and a finding of total disability, the dispute between ...

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Workers’ Comp – Two Causes Rule – Shoulder Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals rejects employer’s contention that the commission erred in concluding claimant was disabled and in granting temporary total disability and medical benefits, based upon the “two causes” rule. The two causes rule addresses those cases where a ...

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Workers’ Comp – Authorized Physician – Wrist Injury (access required)

Where claimant’s initial treating physician referred him on to other physicians for treatment of his fractured wrist, which eventually required surgery, the Court of Appeals says the physicians to whom claimant was referred also were authorized treating physicians and employer ...

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Employer must provide an interpreter for comp claimant (access required)

Employers could be required to provide language translators when necessary for injured workers to receive needed medical care under a recent opinion from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In an issue of apparent first impression, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ...

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