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Equivocal testimony did not bar award (access required)

Even though the evidence was equivocal concerning where claimant was working when he fell and was injured, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission properly awarded him medical benefits and temporary total disability benefits. Facts Claimant was a carpenter working on a ...

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No jurisdiction over claim against employer and insurer (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim by a medical provider against a shipyard and its insurer for payment of services rendered to the shipyard’s employee. Background The employee suffered a compensable injury ...

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Claimant did not prove alleged employers’ liability (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant benefits because none of claimant’s alleged employers were liable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Overview Divino, the claimant, was injured while installing laminate flooring in a building, the Time Building, owned by ...

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No jurisdiction over claim against employer and insurer (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim by a medical provider against a shipyard and its insurer for payment of services rendered to the shipyard’s employee. “[T]his case is controlled by the published ...

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Bowel disease compensable consequence of foot injury (access required)

Where claimant injured his foot when he stepped on an automotive fastener at work, the evidence supports a determination that treating the resulting chronic infections with broad spectrum antibiotics caused him to develop inflammatory bowel disease. An award of temporary ...

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Injury was related to identifiable incident (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined on remand that claimant’s injury was related to an identifiable incident. Background Claimant was a police officer for the city of Charlottesville. During a day-long SWAT team training exercise, he played the role ...

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Claimant did not market residual capacity (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied the claimant’s application for temporary partial disability benefits because he presented no evidence that he adequately marketed his residual work capacity. Overview Ashby, the claimant, suffered a work-related injury while working for BWX ...

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Man suffered severe TBI, multiple injuries after falling from ladder – $1.1 million settlement (access required)

The claimant, who was the owner of a company that provided maintenance services to commercial entities, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury with multi-lobe cerebral hemorrhage following a fall from a ladder. Other injuries included pelvic fractures, left clavicle fracture ...

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