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Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

One-year limit for pharmacy’s reimbursement claim (access required)

Under the workers’ compensation act, appellant pharmacy is a health care provider and is bound by a one-year limitations period in which to seek reimbursement for prescriptions dispensed to a workers’ compensation claimant. Overview Dove injured her shoulder in a ...

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Math teacher’s vision issues precluded return to work (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly rejected a school district’s argument that a math teacher could return to work despite vision issues arising from her fall in a school parking lot. Overview Claimant suffered a concussion when she fell. She ...

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Settlement for quadriplegic is third-largest reported to VLW — $3.8 million settlement (access required)

Workers’ Compensation Type of Action: Workers’ compensation Injures: Quadriplegic  Special Damages: Expected permanent total disability and entitlement to lifetime medical benefits including home health care Verdict or Settlement: Settlement Amount: $3,800,000 Date of Settlement: 2020 Attorneys for Plaintiff: Andrew Reinhardt, ...

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Quadriplegic settles after years of fighting with comp carrier — $2.4 million settlement (access required)

The injured worker is a Canadian citizen who lives in British Columbia. He was a competitive professional ice skater prior to his accident. On April 2, 1990, he was working for Disney On Ice and supplemented his skating salary by ...

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Employer waived review of alternate holding (access required)

Where the Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled, in alternate holdings, that the employee’s submissions of medical bills for payment by her employer were timely under two different sections of the relevant statute and the employer only appealed one of the holdings, ...

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Disability was related to workplace accident (access required)

Where a treating physician consistently noted that claimant’s neck and shoulder strains were the result of a workplace injury, and that she had reached “maximum medical improvement,” the Workers’ Compensation Commission properly awarded claimant temporary total disability benefits. Further, the ...

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Claimant did not sustain compensable injuries (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that claimant’s complained-of injuries to his left ear, nose, face and neck were not compensable injuries. The commission also properly ruled that his post-accident seizures were unrelated to his workplace accident. Claimant filed ...

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Award agreement did not preserve shoulder claim (access required)

Claimant’s award agreement with his employer for work-related injuries did not preserve his claim of a shoulder injury. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly ruled that he failed to reassert the claim within the statute of limitations. Background Lazo, the ...

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