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Failure to wear seatbelt bars benefits (access required)

Where appellant was injured while driving his employer’s truck, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied his claim after finding that he willfully failed to wear a seatbelt, and such failure proximately caused his injuries. Background Claimant’s job was to ...

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Shoulder pain not compensable consequence of prior injury (access required)

Where claimant injured his right should in a work-related incident, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that appellant’s subsequent pain in his left shoulder was not a compensable consequence of his initial injury. Contradictory evidence “Claimant argues that the ...

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