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Tag Archives: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

$2M recovery for injured roofer with catastrophic injuries — $2M settlement

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Paraplegia Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Date resolved: 6/22/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,000,000 Attorneys for defendant (and city): Richard H. Talbot and Geoff McDonald, Richmond Description of case: The claimant was ...

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Claimant injured at work after stack of metal paneling fell — $250,000 settlement

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Broken right leg, left knee and back Name of case: Kelei v. Metalsa Automotive Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: William Dudley Date resolved: 10/5/2021 Special ...

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Independent contractor loses right hand after being electrocuted on the job — $1.5 million settlement

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Electrocution with amputation of right hand and partial left foot and deformity of left hand Name of case: Espinoza v. AFA Painting and Home Improvements LLC Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Case no.: ...

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Quadriplegic settles after years of fighting with comp carrier — $2.4 million settlement

The injured worker is a Canadian citizen who lives in British Columbia. He was a competitive professional ice skater prior to his accident. On April 2, 1990, he was working for Disney On Ice and supplemented his skating salary by ...

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Man lost leg, gets wages and care in settlement – $1.3 million settlement

The claimant suffered a traumatic amputation of his left leg while operating a “debarking” machine at a logging facility on Feb. 23, 2018. The claimant had been released to full duty physically but was still having post-traumatic stress disorder issues ...

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Undocumented worker suffered crush injuries to legs – $1.6 million settlement

The claimant was an undocumented worker. On Aug. 20, 2018, he suffered crush injuries to both legs from a wood press at work. Counsel argued that this claim would be a permanent total disability claim which would entitle claimant to ...

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Woman hurt ankle, foot at work – $1,145,801 Settlement

The claimant sustained a right ankle and foot injury arising out of and in the course of her employment. The overcompensation to her right lower extremity caused her to have issues with her left lower extremities. Her medication caused dry ...

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Comp claim was based on work-related car wreck – $1,047,455 Settlement

The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a work-related motor vehicle accident. Compensability of the claim was initially accepted; however, it was later withdrawn. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $1,202,311 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value ...

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Electrocuted man settles comp claim – $1.9 Million

The claimant received severe injuries as a result of being electrocuted during the course of his employment with Truland Systems Corp. His traumatic brain injury has led to a spasticity in his lower extremities, making it difficult for the claimant ...

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