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Tag Archives: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

VWCC: Injury caused by employee’s disregard for safety protocol (access required)

A claimant was not eligible for benefits after the commission found he intentionally circumvented a safety protocol that de-energizes dangerous machinery upon an employee entering the area. The commission rejected his claim that the safety rules were not enforced. Background ...

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Claimant fell from roof, hurt spinal cord – $1,221,282 Settlement (access required)

Claimant sustained a spinal cord injury when he fell from a roof in 2017. The employer accepted the claim and the Commission entered an award order. The parties began settlement negotiations in 2018. After several weeks a final settlement figure ...

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Workers’ Comp Settlement is second largest ever – $3.9 Million Settlement (access required)

Claimant is a 42-year-old quadriplegic as a result of a fall from a second story balcony. Claimant lives at home by himself in a rental house. He has no contact with any family members and requires 24/7 home health care ...

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Performer disabled when stunt went wrong, claim mediated – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Claimant was a performer who was injured when a planned stunt went wrong. He fell from a height landing flat and hard striking the right side of his face. He was rendered unconscious for an hour. As a result of ...

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Man injured while pushing large dumpster, claim settled – $1,287,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant was injured at work pushing a large dumpster in two separate inci­dents in 2002 and 2003. He underwent five surgeries. He entered into a permanent and total disability award in 2012. He takes several daily medications, uses a wheelchair ...

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Carrier offered more than total payout due to tendered limits – $1.3M Settlement (access required)

The claimant, a 32-year-old plumber, was injured on Nov. 20, 2015, when his work van was T-boned by a reckless driver trav­elling over 100 mph. As a result of the accident, claimant suf­fered a C2 fracture, a L1 burst fracture ...

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Worker awarded comp after falling off roof – $1.4 million award (access required)

The claimant was working in Harrison­burg at a construction site where a barn was being built. Claimant was working for a small construction company, Escobar Roofing Company, and it was his under­standing that he and two other individ­uals would travel ...

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