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Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

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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Claimant awarded 24/7 home care by husband (access required)

Where claimant, a registered nurse, was attacked by a patient while working for her employer, the evidence supports the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings that the employer did not provide adequate care following the attack. The record also supports the ...

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Virginia comp bar won’t apply to Maryland employees (access required)

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The Virginia statute that blocks tort recovery against a fellow employee for on-the-job injuries doesn’t apply when those injuries were covered by Maryland, not Virginia, workers’ comp law, a circuit judge has ruled. The Nov. 13 decision by Fairfax Circuit ...

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Subsequent injuries were compensable consequences (access required)

There was credible evidence to support the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s determination that plaintiff’s back and neck injuries were compensable consequences of her initial shoulder, arm and wrist injuries arising from being hit in the ankle by equipment at work. ...

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Man suffered hernia in 2005, gets total settlement of more than $1M — $1,070,000 settlement (access required)

The claimant suffered a hernia while lifting boxes at an out-of-state trade show in 2005. Due to nerve entrapment complications related to the hernia mesh repair, the claimant required multiple surgical procedures over the years. The wage portion of the ...

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Plaintiff sues firm for malpractice in 1997 workers’ comp case — $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was born in 1977 and was a part-time worker for XYZ Corporation in Washington, D.C. On Jan. 31, 1997, plaintiff was seriously injured allegedly because of a defectively designed bridge plate between a side-loading trailer and the XYZ loading ...

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