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Credible evidence supports commission’s disability award (access required)

Credible evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings that claimant timely notified her employer about the accident, proved that the accident actually occurred, showed that her injury and medical treatment were linked to the accident and that she was ...

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Pre-surgery loss-of-use rating determines benefits (access required)

Where appellant’s loss-of-use rating was 74 percent before his hip replacement surgery, workers’ compensation benefits must be based on that percentage, and not his postsurgical loss-of-use rating of 11 percent. The Court of Appeals correctly affirmed the Virginia Workers’ Compensation ...

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Pipefitter Wins Benefits for COPD, Fracture (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an award of medical benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act for a pipefitter’s treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including his treatment for a vertebra fracture diagnosed as having been related to claimant’s ...

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