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Can I Sue my Employer for an On the Job Injury?

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In many situations it may seem like an employee should be able to sue his or her employer for something that happened on the job. For example, a hospital worker who is punctured by a used, contaminated needle left out by a negligent coworker; a camp counselor who feels she did not receive adequate training

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How Long do I Have to File a Workers’ Comp Claim?

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The Virginia Workers’ Compensation (WC) Act allows an injured Virginia employee to file a WC claim with two years of a sudden on-the-job accident.  This time limit is known as the “Statute of Limitations”. Sometimes, however, the WC insurance company may require notice within 30 days of an accident.  Without notification within 30 days, the

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How Long Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Last?

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Anyone who has been injured on the job and is collecting workers’ compensation (WC) benefits, sooner or later, will ask the question — how long can I stay on workers’ comp? In Virginia, weekly wage loss benefits can last up to 500 weeks — just shy of 10 years.  In fatal accident cases, the deceased

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Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury Claims in one Case?

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It is not terribly uncommon for a single case to result in both a workers’ compensation claim AND a personal injury claim. Consider the following example: A Virginia delivery driver is injured in an auto accident while driving a company-owned vehicle, and the accident is not his fault.  The injured man’s hospital and medical bills,

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