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Claimant Faulted for Procedural Errors (access required)

Finding multiple procedural errors in this appeal, the Court of Appeals summarily affirms the commission’s termination of claimant’s temporary total disability benefits and denial of his requests for a change in treating physicians and assignment of a Spanish-speaking adjuster. Claimant ...

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Left Side Procedure Related to Lifting Injury (access required)

In employer’s second appeal after unsuccessfully challenging temporary total disability benefits, the Court of Appeals affirms the majority decision of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission requiring employer to pay for a “left side denervation procedure” recommended by the same physician ...

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Prior Depression Defense Bars New Termination Claim (access required)

With an appeal pending from a deputy commissioner’s denial of its 2009 application to terminate benefits, employer filed a second protective application in 2010; the Court of Appeals says the law of the case doctrine bars the second application:  employer ...

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No ‘Comp bar” from Equipment Assembly (access required)

Although a rental company employee who delivered sanitation equipment to a job site spent several extra hours assembling the custom equipment, he is not a statutory employee of defendant construction company, and the Norfolk Circuit Court overrules defendant’s special plea ...

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