Tag Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Employment agreement controlled care payments (access required)

Based on a broadly-worded employment agreement, an employer could unilaterally stop providing care payments for an injured employee based on a doctor’s assessment that the employee no longer needed such care. Background While working for Appellee Sonny’s Auto Racing, Appellant ...

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Trooper’s PTSD from accident scene not compensable (access required)

A state trooper responding to a gruesome traffic accident could not prevail on a claim for purely psychological damages arising from “unfortunately frequent” occurrences in his line of work, the court of appeals held. On August 19, 2015, Virginia State ...

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Voluntary Retirement Doesn’t Defeat Disability Claim (access required)

Employees covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act can claim disability benefits despite voluntary retirement, the circuit court held. After working for Appellee Huntington Ingalls Inc. for 45 years, Appellant Russell Moody gave 90 days’ notice of his ...

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Overlooked comp lien brings $5M settlement (access required)

  An injured employee whose lawyers unwittingly scotched his workers’ compensation award has settled legal malpractice claims for $5 million. The lawyers allegedly overlooked the need to involve the workers’ comp insurance company when they resolved a related product liability ...

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