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Claimant Can’t Collect for Carrier Lien (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms a com­mission decision denying claimant $1,437.31, the pro rata reduction of her employer’s workers’ compensation in­surance carrier’s lien recovered from the negligent third party in claimant’s work-related auto accident. In her appeal, claimant asserts the ...

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Employer Cannot Recoup Payments Before Sentencing (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the decision of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission denying employer’s request to terminate benefits prior to employee’s sentencing; Va. Code §§ 65.2-510.1(A) and -708(A) authorize prospective relief and we decline to exercise our equitable powers ...

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‘Head Trauma’ Coverage Includes Therapy for TBI (access required)

An employer has to continue paying for physical therapy sessions as medical expenses after claimant’s “head trauma” from a fall at work; the Court of Appeals affirms the commission decision that claimant’s traumatic brain injury was covered by the employer’s ...

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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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