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Comp claim was based on work-related car wreck – $1,047,455 Settlement (access required)

The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a work-related motor vehicle accident. Compensability of the claim was initially accepted; however, it was later withdrawn. Prior to the settlement the carrier paid $1,202,311 in indemnity and medical benefits bringing the total value ...

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Psychological injuries compensable, even if statute has run (access required)

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Employees who suffer psychological injuries on the job can receive workers’ compensation benefits in certain situations, even when the statute of limitations has run, according to a recent Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruling. However, workers may only receive the benefit ...

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Trucker gains comp settlement of $2.5M, third largest ever – $2.5 Million Settlement (plus lien waiver of $1,666,667) (access required)

Client, 43, was involved in a significant head-on collision in July 2016 while operating a front-end loader trash truck. As a result of the accident, claimant suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken sternum, broken clavicle, broken ribs, spinal cord injury, ...

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Employee exposed to heightened assault risk entitled to benefits for injury (access required)

An employee who was blinded in an assault by a former coworker while working the overnight shift at a rest area was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, even though the assailant’s motivation for the attack was unknown, because the employee’s ...

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Second shoulder injury was consequence of original injury (access required)

Where an employee received workers’ compensation benefits for a right shoulder injury sustained in the course of her employment, she was also entitled to benefits for a left shoulder injury that was caused by overcompensation following the original injury. Background ...

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Electrocuted man settles comp claim – $1.9 Million (access required)

The claimant received severe injuries as a result of being electrocuted during the course of his employment with Truland Systems Corp. His traumatic brain injury has led to a spasticity in his lower extremities, making it difficult for the claimant ...

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