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Nothing “warm and fuzzy” about “Blanket Releases”

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On December 17th, 2007, the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (“VWCC”)  rejected a settlement Petition for the compromise settlement of a Landau Law Shop comp client’s case. Workers Comp Legal Assistant Dianna Meredith advised the Commission’s Claims Examiner that the settlement documents submitted by insurance defense counsel contained a “BLANKET RELEASE.” This experienced Abrams Landau workers

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Workers Comp Draft Pamphlet Available for Comment

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The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission is interested in comments on a pamphlet it has drafted for dissemination to injured workers by health care facilities.  You can view the draft at http://www.vwc.state.va.us/ombud.htm on the bottom of the page.  Please let Herndon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau and the Workers Compensation team at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. know what you think

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Can Comp Checks Go Up ?

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While a workers compensation Award normally “locks in” the weekly comp rate, Herndon Super Lawyer Doug Landau has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients on top of their total disability benefits.  How does he do this ? The law in most every state sets forth how comp rate is calculated.  The rate

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Why don’t Insurance Companies pay the full 500 week amount in Virginia Workers Comp case settlements?

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Herndon trial lawyer Doug Landau is frequently contacted by individuals and law firms with fatal accident claims.  Because of his experience in actually trying fatality claims before the Workers Compensation Commission and his inclusion in the book “Best Lawyers in America,” Landau has been brought into many death cases, even at the “24th hour.”

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