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Can I Sue My Employer If I Was Injured While Working?

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In Virginia, like many other states where Herndon injury and disability lawyer Doug Landau is licensed to practice law, if you are injured while working and your employer has workers’ compensation, you cannot sue your employer. Instead, you should report your injury to your employer immediately, and either file a claim with the Virginia Workers’

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Heart Attack = “Injury by Accident?”

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Loudoun County workers comp lawyer Doug Landau is often asked why injuries from hard physical labor are NOT covered by the Virginia Workers Compensation laws. It is because the Workers Comp statute requires a sudden event that causes a specific injury. “Gradually incurred injuries or conditions often do not pass muster,” notes lawyer Landau. For

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“Permanent Total Disability” in Workers Compensation Does NOT Require the Loss of Both Legs, But the “Inability to Use Both Legs for Work”

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Generally, in order to get wage loss benefits BEYOND the 500 week limit, a worker injured in the Commonwealth has to have lost 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 hands, 2 eyes, 2 feet, etc., in the same workplace accident. In a recent appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals, an employer’s argument that the Virginia

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