Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

No jurisdiction to consider employer’s hearing application (access required)

Where a worker’s estate withdrew its timely filed claim for benefits after the statute of limitations expired, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly ruled that the matter was moot and that it lacked jurisdiction to consider employer’s application for a ...

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Man lost leg, gets wages and care in settlement – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

The claimant suffered a traumatic amputation of his left leg while operating a “debarking” machine at a logging facility on Feb. 23, 2018. The claimant had been released to full duty physically but was still having post-traumatic stress disorder issues ...

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Benefits for laborer’s knee injury upheld (access required)

Where claimant’s job required him to dig with a shovel while kneeling, and he injured his knee when he stood up from the kneeling position, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined he was required to work in “an unusual ...

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Workers’ comp act exclusive remedy for fatal heart attack (access required)

Where plaintiff’s decedent presented at his employer’s dispensary, requested and was denied a blood pressure check, and suffered a fatal heart attack at work a few hours later, jurisdiction over plaintiff’s claim lies with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and ...

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