The House of Delegates Wednesday squelched a legislative effort to help injured workers who cannot recall the circumstances of their accident. The House rejected a proposal by Gov. Bob McDonnell to clarify that a presumption in favor of coverage applies when a workers’ compensation claimant has no memory of the accident, even if he can [...]
Entries Tagged as 'WORKERS’ COMPENSATION'
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · WORKERS' COMPENSATION
December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · WORKERS' COMPENSATION
The State Corporation Commission has approved premium increases for insurance companies that write workers’ compensation coverage in Virginia. Allowed increases top 19 percent for one class of coverage for mine workers, according to figures from the SCC. Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical care and wage replacement benefits to injured workers. Almost all Virginia employers are [...]
October 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · WORKERS' COMPENSATION
An employer’s “mandatory fun day” backfired when it had to pay workers’ comp to an employee injured during a day of “team building.” Claimant Margie Kenney worked as an in-home therapist for Highlands Community Services in Southwest Virginia. She testified in deposition that she attended a “mandatory fun day for our unit” at South Halston [...]