Category Archives: Job Accidents

Injured While Slugging? What Are Your Options?

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“Slugging” in the DC metro area is where commuters line up to get rides from total strangers in order to travel in the carpool or “High Occupancy Vehicle” lanes on local Interstate Highways. The riders get a free ride, the drivers save time and people get the chance to meet new people. Northern Virginia commuters

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Can I Sue My Employer If I Am Hurt on the Job?

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The corollary question Workers Comp lawyer Doug Landau is often asked is, “Am I restricted to the limited benefits of Workers Compensation?” If the employer has in place a policy of Workers Compensation Insurance, then under Virginia law you probably cannot sue them for all of your losses. You are likely restricted to the limited

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Do Employer’s Safety Rules Have to Be Spelled Out?

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“Employer’s safety rules do not have to be in the form of a book, poster or toolbox handout,” notes Northern Virginia workers comp lawyer Doug Landau. There are cases where a simple diagram on a piece of machinery or verbal reminders would be sufficient. In one case, Landau recalls, a landscape crew member got sick

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