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Pre-surgery loss-of-use rating determines benefits (access required)

Where appellant’s loss-of-use rating was 74 percent before his hip replacement surgery, workers’ compensation benefits must be based on that percentage, and not his postsurgical loss-of-use rating of 11 percent. The Court of Appeals correctly affirmed the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s decision. Background Richardson is a fire battalion chief for Loudoun County. He was injured when he carried ...