Tag Archives: Virginia Workers Comp

Why Are Women’s Workplace Injury Cases Sometimes More Complicated Than Men’s?

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In more than three decades of trying workers comp cases, Lawyer Doug Landau has noticed that women’s workplace injury cases are sometimes more complicated than men’s. Having represented pregnant bartenders, senior caregivers with child rearing responsibilities in the home, and regular substitute teachers, Landau acknowledges how daunting it can be for women who have to

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Remembering Shelby Brawner

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A few days ago, Lawyer Doug Landau attended the funeral of longtime friend and Virginia Workers Compensation Clerk Michelle Ann Brawner—or “Shelby” as her friends and family knew her—at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, Virginia. After a long battle with cancer, Shelby passed away on January 12, 2017. She was 63 years old. She worked

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What Will I Be Asked at My Workers Compensation Deposition?

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A deposition is a witness’s sworn testimony taken out of court.  It is used to gather information as part of the discovery process. While an insurance lawyer can ask many questions at a deposition that would not be permitted at a trial, several areas of interrogation are likely: Lawyers typically start with very easy introductory

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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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