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R. Ferrell Newman Reappointed as Commissioner of Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

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Earlier this year, R. Ferrell Newman was reappointed as Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC). As an insurance defense lawyer, Doug Landau had tried many workplace injury cases against Richmond lawyer Newman. Landau had always found this attorney to be smart, well-prepared and a straight shooter. Newman’s six-year term was effective February, 2016. 

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Injury while Adjusting Work Boots is not Work Related

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Most injured workers believe if they are hurt on the job, it is covered by Workers’ Compensation. “That is simply not true in all cases”, according to Herndon Reston area lawyer Doug Landau. In Virginia, a worker not only has to be injured at a time and place that they’re expected to be for work

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Increased Spending on Workers’ Comp Due to Increased Employment, Not Higher Benefits for Injured Workers

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The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), which studies workers’ compensation and other benefits systems, last August reported that in 2012: workers’ compensation benefits rose by 1.3 percent to $61.9 billion employer costs rose by 6.9 percent to $83.2 billion. The uptick, NASI said, was due to increased employment. “This growth in workers’ compensation spending

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