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Tag Archives: Workers’ Comp

Settlement permits claimant’s reimbursement of unpaid bills (access required)

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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No injury related to work accident (access required)

The record supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings that claimant’s injuries were not related to a workplace accident. The commission correctly denied his claim for “temporary total disability benefits and lifetime medical benefits from a work accident that occurred ...

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Denial of permanent benefits supported (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant’s application for permanent and total disability. The medical evidence establishes that claimant’s complaints of left knee and leg problems were unrelated to her compensable right knee injury three years earlier. Overview Claimant ...

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Evidence supports finding of work-related injury (access required)

Even though some opinions from claimant’s treating physician were “equivocal,” there was sufficient medical evidence that claimant’s knee injury was causally related to a slip-and-fall accident at work. Analysis “‘Causation is usually proven by medical evidence.’ …[I]in cases where medical ...

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