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Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Rideshare recovery: Notice of costs unnecessary for workers’ comp reimbursement (access required)

An employer’s attempt to establish a black-letter requirement that workers’ compensation claimants must provide notice of their need for transportation to a medical appointment as a condition of recovery has backfired. The employer argued that the Workers Compensation Commission erred ...

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Man injured helping coworker with broken-down vehicle — $2M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury, respiratory failure, injuries to head, brain, cognitive disorders, seizure disorders, bilateral lower extremities (including hips), groin, neurogenic bladder and bowel, osteoporosis, hypogonadism and muscle spasticity Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ...

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$2M recovery for injured roofer with catastrophic injuries — $2M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Paraplegia Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Date resolved: 6/22/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,000,000 Attorneys for defendant (and city): Richard H. Talbot and Geoff McDonald, Richmond Description of case: The claimant was ...

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Insurer agreed to mediate after autopsy report revised — $175,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $175,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Stephen Harper, Richmond Description of case: The injured worker died in a motor vehicle accident while he was at work. While driving a truck ...

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No causal link between work injury and need for surgery (access required)

Where claimant fell from a tree in a work-related accident, suffering multiple injuries, the Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that there was no causal connection between appellant’s work related injuries and the left foot condition for which he sought surgery. ...

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Claimant injured at work after stack of metal paneling fell — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Broken right leg, left knee and back Name of case: Kelei v. Metalsa Automotive Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: William Dudley Date resolved: 10/5/2021 Special ...

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Nurse contracted COVID at work, suffers ‘long hauler’ symptoms — $390,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: COVID-19 “long hauler” symptoms, including brain injury Name of case: Lupold v. Northern Virginia Community Hospital LLC Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Case no.: VA00001726849 Date resolved: 7/16/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Injuries did not arise from employment (access required)

An employee who was in a head-on collision while driving to a work assignment did not face any greater risk than others on the highway, and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission made the correct call when it held that the ...

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