Nothing “warm and fuzzy” about “Blanket Releases”

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On December 17th, 2007, the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (“VWCC”)  rejected a settlement Petition for the compromise settlement of a Landau Law Shop comp client’s case. Workers Comp Legal Assistant Dianna Meredith advised the Commission’s Claims Examiner that the settlement documents submitted by insurance defense counsel contained a “BLANKET RELEASE.” This experienced Abrams Landau workers

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Workers Comp Draft Pamphlet Available for Comment

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The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission is interested in comments on a pamphlet it has drafted for dissemination to injured workers by health care facilities.  You can view the draft at http://www.vwc.state.va.us/ombud.htm on the bottom of the page.  Please let Herndon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau and the Workers Compensation team at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. know what you think

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How swimming illegally can land you in hot water (or worse !)

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Several local masters swimmers got a “cool down” of a different sort this summer when they were charged with “illegal swimming.” While many of us could be cited for “inefficient strokes,” chided for “cheating on the lane lines” or even penalized for “unnecessary roughness,” few Potomac Valley USMS members think about “jail time” in the

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Does my small business really need insurance ?

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While the Landau Law Shop routinely helps persons injured in accidents, we also help small companies and businesses when they have no insurance or the coverage they pay for fails to protect them. Doug Landau has seen small businesses expend lots of time, money and stress because they did not have insurance or the right

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Can Comp Checks Go Up ?

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While a workers compensation Award normally “locks in” the weekly comp rate, Herndon Super Lawyer Doug Landau has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients on top of their total disability benefits.  How does he do this ? The law in most every state sets forth how comp rate is calculated.  The rate

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