Workers' Compensation

Can I Recover Workers’ Comp Benefits for a Heat-Related Injury?

You never know how long you may be unable to work due to a heat-related injury. Even if you are eligible for workers’ compensation, these benefits do not cover all your lost earnings while you are unable…

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Are Remote Work Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Many people have been working from home to help slow the spread of coronavirus and try to avoid contracting this potentially deadly disease. With this increase in remote work, there could be an increase…

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What to Know About Permanent Partial Disability from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation System

Sometimes employees make a full recovery from on-the-job injuries. However, other workers may be left with a permanent impairment. When they can still work in some capacity, they may be eligible for permanent…

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Returning to Your Job After Suffering a Work Injury

Even if your work injury has left you permanently disabled, you may eventually be able to return to work. You may need to work fewer hours, receive disability accommodations or have your employer make…

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Are Offsite Injuries Covered by Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation System?

Workers’ compensation covers work-related injuries suffered by employees whose employers are required by law to have coverage. However, many questions arise when an employee is injured somewhere offsite,…

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What Steps Can I Take to Help Protect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The steps you take after a work injury could affect the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim, either positively or negatively. Unfortunately, there is often a lot of uncertainty and confusion after…

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What are the Steps in the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process?

You may still be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits if your claim for benefits was denied by your employer of the insurance company. Virginia has an appeals process for denied claims, and you…

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on my Worker’s Compensation?

If you’ve been hurt on the job and received workers’ compensation benefits, you may be wondering if you have to pay taxes on workers’ comp benefits. Generally speaking, workers’ compensation is not taxable,…

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Ask Geoff: Why Is My Employer Trying to Fire Me After an Injury?

Any time you are injured on the job, your employer will do everything in their power to fire you. In fact, the law gives them an incentive to fire you. If they can fire you with cause, they don’t have…

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Ask Geoff: Do I Have a Workers’ Compensation Claim

 If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, workers’ compensation is governed by state statutes and case law. Your situation must meet certain legal standards…

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