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Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission

Nov 29, 2010

Online job search won’t net comp

Online job searches may be the norm nowadays, but lawyers who represent workers’ comp claimants may want to see that they make some in-person visits when seeking work. An employee injured on the job has a duty to market any “residual capacity” to perform other kinds of work. There is no set standard for what […]

Feb 25, 2010

Defense lawyers paid by Birth Fund 

Lawyers for medical care providers are being paid from the Virginia birth injury program for their work to get a deceased infant’s claim covered by the program, thus avoiding tort liability. The defense lawyers’ fee award was part of an order from a deputy commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, which decides which cases […]

Jan 27, 2010

Employer must provide an interpreter for comp claimant

Employers could be required to provide language translators when necessary for injured workers to receive needed medical care under a recent opinion from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In an issue of apparent first impression, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ordered an employer to provide a Spanish language interpreter to facilitate a claimant’s medical treatment. [&[...]

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