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Tag Archives: Workers’ Comp

Employer’s neuropsychologist properly admitted as expert

A neuropsychologist hired by claimant’s employer was correctly admitted as an expert witness under the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s own rules and procedures. “[T]he Commission ‘is not bound by statutory or common law rules of pleading or evidence nor by technical ...

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Sole proprietor not required to have workers’ comp insurance

A working owner of an unincorporated business is not an employee within the meaning of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Further, the business’ customers do not employ the business’ workers. As a result, the business owner was not required to ...

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Change in condition related to prior accident

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly awarded an injured school bus driver temporary total disability benefits for a five-day period. The commission properly determined her change in condition was causally related to a work-related car accident four years earlier. Background ...

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Settlement permits claimant’s reimbursement of unpaid bills

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission incorrectly ruled that the claimant could not seek reimbursement of unpaid bills that had been written off by a medical care provider “because the amounts sought were neither paid by, nor charged to, [the claimant].” ...

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