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Carrier has no lien on claimant’s third-party settlement (access required)

A workers’ compensation carrier has no lien for a negotiated lump-sum settlement of a claimant›s future benefits in a tort action against a third party. Under Noblin v. Randolf Corp., 180 Va. 345 (1942), and Slusher v. Paramount Warrior, 336 F. Supp. 1381 (W.D. Va. 1971), the lien in this case created under the Worker’s Compensation Act does ...