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Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Claimant’s burden to prove shoulder impairment (access required)

Claimant had the burden to prove that the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission erred by accepting a permanent partial disability rating and a functional capacity evaluation endorsed by her treating physician to award her a 2 percent permanent disability. Claimant did ...

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Flight attendant did not prove work-related injury (access required)

Where the claimant, a flight attendant, asserted that changes in an aircraft’s cabin pressure during a descent caused disabling injuries, she did not refute defendant employer’s evidence that nothing about the flight or the aircraft caused air pressure problems. The ...

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Undocumented worker suffered crush injuries to legs – $1.6 million settlement (access required)

The claimant was an undocumented worker. On Aug. 20, 2018, he suffered crush injuries to both legs from a wood press at work. Counsel argued that this claim would be a permanent total disability claim which would entitle claimant to ...

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First study of workers’ compensation conducted in 30 years (access required)

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The Joint Legislative and Audit Commission is conducting its first study on workers’ compensation in Virginia in almost 30 years. JLARC, which evaluates government programs and analyzes state agencies on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly, has been researching Virginia ...

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Commission needs to make express finding of when injury occurred (access required)

Although the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission concluded the claimant’s injury was compensable, it failed to identify when the injury specifically occurred, as required by the law. Because there appears to be sufficient evidence in the record to allow this finding, ...

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