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Football player’s pre-season wages used to calculate benefits (access required)

In awarding benefits to a Washington Redskins’ player injured during the pre-season, the commission did not err in considering the amounts he earned during his short tenure before injury, instead of the amounts he would have earned if he made ...

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Claimant fell from roof, hurt spinal cord – $1,221,282 Settlement (access required)

Claimant sustained a spinal cord injury when he fell from a roof in 2017. The employer accepted the claim and the Commission entered an award order. The parties began settlement negotiations in 2018. After several weeks a final settlement figure ...

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Coal miner awarded permanent disability benefits (access required)

An employer wrongly claimed that a coal miner who suffered loss of lung function needed to prove his disability after medical tests “conducted according to” established standards. Background The claimant suffered loss of lung function due to his exposure to ...

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Benefits denied for safety rules violation (access required)

Where a Goodwill driver willfully violated his employer’s known safety rules, he is denied workers’ compensation benefits. Background Appellant was employed by Rappahannock Goodwill. On Oct. 10, 2016, appellant sustained injuries while unloading donated goods from a company truck. Appellant ...

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