Author Archives: Doug Landau

Residential buildings with workers' scaffolding around it. If employees do not wear the mandated fall protection harnesses, belts, or other safety equipment, and are injured as a result, then their workers' comp benefits may be denied.

Violation of Safety Rule may not bar Workers’ Comp

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Willful Violation of a known and enforced safety rule: Bad news for the injured worker The violation of a known and enforced safety rule by an employee often serves to cause an otherwise valid workplace injury claim to be denied by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. It does not matter how serious the injuries are;

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Attorney Doug Landau poses in front of a medical tent at the Marine Corps Marathon

Nurse Case Managers: Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing?!!?

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Whose side are they on, anyway? After a workplace accident, an injured worker has enough to worry about, like paying for food, rent, utilities, gas, etc., without having to worry about whether nurse case managers, the insurance company, or employer assigned to his case are interfering, or worse, setting him up for denial or termination

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Abrams Landau Successful Case Featured in Spokes Magazine!

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Attorney Doug Landau’s successful bike injury case story was published again! It was first featured in Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly and is also in this month’s Spokes Magazine. You can read the article here Spokes_August2017 or download a free copy of the whole magazine here (look for the August 2017 issue). “Personal Black Box” Wins in Court: Proving Your Unwitnessed

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Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

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Social Security Disability Hearings are different than court hearings in that the judge will question the disabled claimant as well as witnesses. In that way they are similar to Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, and Judge Alex, which you may have seen on television. But that’s where the similarity ends. They do not render their

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Distracted Driving: Dangers of Snapchat

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Statistics show that distracted driving incidents have increased significantly in recent years. For instance, between the years 2014 and 2015, fatalities resulting from distracted driving increased by 8.8 percent. Does Snapchat, a seemingly harmless, popular app among teens, play a role in encouraging distracted driving? In 2016, a reckless driver accelerating to a speed of 115 mph lost

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