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Workers Comp Payments Forever? Yes, If Disability is Permanent AND Total

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Workers’ Compensation weekly payments under Virginia end after 500 weeks. It does not matter if these payments are for only partial wage loss, permanent impairment, or even amputation. However weekly payments from the workers’ compensation insurance company are paid, the 500-week limit is an artificial ceiling that really hurts younger, injured workers and the families

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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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