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April 2016 Archives

What workers' compensation benefits are available in Virginia?

Sometimes being injured on the job means a simple trip to the doctor's office and a day or two off work. However, sometimes an on-the-job injury is more severe, necessitating extensive medical treatment or even round-the-clock care. In these situations an employee may be prevented from working altogether, leading them to wonder what workers' compensation benefits are available in Virginia.

Calculating wrongful death damages when the victim is a child

The death of anyone in an otherwise preventable accident is devastating, but the loss is especially tragic when the victim is a child. When a child in Virginia dies in an accident that was the fault of another individual, the parents may want to pursue a wrongful death suit. However, calculating damages in such a suit can be complex.

Virginia tire plant employee dies in workplace accident

When one heads out the door to go to work, they certainly don't expect they will never come back. However, a workplace accident can strike just about anyone, particularly those who work with dangerous machinery. One recent accident shows that just about anyone can be the victim of a workplace fatality.

Know Your Medical Records

            All of us visit our physicians, sometimes on a regular schedule for a checkup, but sometimes for emergency conditions or traumatic injuries.  Do we know what gets recorded by the treating health care providers? Do the records accurately reflect your history, your complaints or reason for your visit, or the impressions or diagnoses noted by the physician/practitioner?  Those records may follow you to the end of your life.

Are there laws in Virginia addressing texting and driving?

There are just about an infinite amount of ways in which a car accident in Virginia can happen. For example, someone could run a red light, fail to yield to oncoming traffic or drive above the posted speed limit, causing a serious car accident. Or, take for example, dangerous behavior by a drunk driver. A drunk driver could swerve between lanes or even drive the wrong-way down the road, causing a car crash. Another behavior that may lead to a car accident that should not go overlooked, however, is distracted driving.

What injuries or diseases may be covered by workers' comp?

When a person in Virginia suffers an injury at work, they could find their whole world turned upside-down. They may have to take time off of work to recover physically, and they may find themselves in need of surgery or rehabilitation. When this happens, they may be concerned about supporting themselves and their families financially.,In situations like this, Virginians may want to consider filing for workers' compensation benefits.

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