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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s First Successful Virtual Mediation

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Virginia has successfully tested the first video, or virtual, Mediation! Herndon injury law firm Abrams Landau, Ltd. was asked to be the “guinea pig” test subjects for this Alternate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) process. Initially, this FREE workers’ compensation Mediation for our disabled client was supposed to be in-person at the Workers Compensation Commission (“VWC”) Northern

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Court Updates Regarding COVID-19

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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Closures Update 5/1/2020: From the VWC: “Per the Commission’s April 6, 2020 Order, all evidentiary hearings will be conducted by video until such time as in-person hearings can resume.  On April 21st, the Commission began converting all hearings that were scheduled to be held from May 1 through June 10 to video

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Does an Injury From Tripping Over Tree Roots Qualify for Virginia Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Does an injury from tripping over tree roots qualify for Virginia workers compensation benefits? If the trip and fall occurred while away from the workplace, it may be more difficult to prove the case. However, where the employer requires training at another location, the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (VWC) may decide that the injuries from

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