VA Court of Appeal puts restaurant workers claim on ice

Just because you were hurt at work, WHILE WORKING, and through not fault of your own, does NOT mean you win and get awarded the money you deserve.

In a recent Virginia Court of Appeals decision, the court ruled that the innocent worker’s medical bills, lost wages and permanent injury were not covered by his employer’s workers comp insurance.

A male waiter entered the kitchen of the restaurant where he worked and began to input meal orders into a computer. Three co-workers threw ice at the waiter. He turned around when a piece of ice hit him in the back of his head. He was continually hit in the head and chest as he faced forward. He threw his left arm up to block the ice and his left shoulder dislocated. He suffered an injury and underwent surgery, as a result of the incident.

But even more shocking than the facts of the case is the final court decision, which favored with the employer, who argued, “there was no casual connection between the injury and the conditions under which the employer required the work to be done”.  The case [Link] underscores the importance of getting competent, experienced legal assistance, since the Workers Comp law does NOT cover every single workplace injury or accident.  At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., we have been helping injured workers and their families for generations.  Let us help you and your loved ones. Contact us by phone at (703) 796-9555

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