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Workers’ Comp: What You Say Can Be Used Against You

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] “What you say can, and will, be used against you.” You hear this phrase on TV all the time, but do you think it will ever apply to you? It could if you ever need to seek workers’ compensation. If you have had a work-related injury, one of the […]

The Complex World of Workers’ Comp

Yesterday, the Virginian Pilot’s Philip Walzer ran an interesting article about the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system entitled “Welcome to the Complex World of Workers’ Comp.”  The article features a young man named Justin Hockman who dislocated his kneecap when he fell 7 1/2 feet onto a concrete floor, trying to haul a dishwasher at the […]

Safety At Work (For the White-collar Worker)

Although it may not be immediately apparent, working from a desk can be very stressful to your body. White-collared jobs can encourage serious injuries including cervical spondylosis, lumbar vertebra disease, or repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel. Repetitive strain injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers a year, and lead to tens of […]

Workers’ Compensation Tips

Dealing with a workers’ compensation claim can be stressful but two things are very important and will make it easier to manage. These things are 1) documentation and 2) organization.It is important for a person who has a workers’ compensation claim to document everything, beginning with important facts about your injury. Everything that occurs in […]

Don’t Be Confused about Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a program implemented by every state in the U.S. to cover medical treatment, lost wages and other compensation for workers who are injured or become sick while on the job. Workers’ compensation also provides benefits for the families of an employee who dies while working.  Under state workers’ compensation laws, there is […]

Filing an Accident Report is Not Sufficient For Workers’ Compensation Claims

  Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer Robert Walsh is often asked: “If the Workers Compensation Insurance Company is paying my medical bills and wage loss, I’m all set, right ?” The short answer is, “NO.” Compensation insurance companies may voluntarily pay for medical care or lost wages, and it seems as though they do so for […]

Have You Read the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act?

If not, you should visit the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and read what rights you have. This can help you understand who and what you are up against when you file your claim. If you don’t know what your rights are, you may accept anything the insurance carrier or their attorney tells you without knowing […]