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Tag Archives: Workers’ Comp

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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Employer’s lien applies to non-compensable damages (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied an injured employee’s request to exclude non-compensable damages from the amount of a third-party recovery subject to the employer’s right of subrogation. Statement of the case “Corey Stowers (‘Stowers’) appeals the decision of ...

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Inadequate skill marketing dooms benefits claim (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant’s application for temporary disability benefits because he did not make reasonable efforts to market his residual work capacity. Analysis “Claimant argues the Commission erred in finding that he failed to adequately market ...

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