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Virginia: Injuries Sustained in Ducking Under Closing Garage Door Are Compensable
Posted on 3 Oct 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Evidence that an auto dealership employee’s movements were “unusual and awkward” as he attempted to duck under a garage door that was in the process of closing supported the Commission’s findings that he was entitled to workers’... Read More

Virginia: Employee’s Actions Were Not a Violation of Known Safety Rule
Posted on 30 Aug 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that pursuant to Va. Code § 65.2306(A), an injured worker can be disqualified from receiving workers’ compensation benefits if he or she intentionally engages in activity contrary to a known safety rule imposed by the employer... Read More

Virginia: Knowledge of Police Officer Presumption of Compensability For Heart-Lung Conditions Does Not Trigger Statute of Limitations
Posted on 27 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

That a Virginia police officer was specifically aware of the state’s special heart-lung presumption of compensability in favor of police officers and certain other types of workers did not mean the two-year statute of limitations for his cardiac... Read More

VA: Police Officer’s Trip and Fall in Parking Lot Not Compensable
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Indicating that it was utilizing the “actual risk” test, yet describing what is essentially the “increased risk” test, a Virginia appellate court recently held that injuries sustained by a police officer as he tripped over a cement... Read More

Virginia: Employee’s Large Feet Help Establish His Claim
Posted on 14 Feb 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Virginia appellate court recently affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that awarded benefits to a convenience store employee who claimed he sustained a severe fracture of the foot when he stepped down from... Read More

Virginia: Real Estate Developer Is Subject to Wrongful Death Action for Contractor’s Employee
Posted on 7 Mar 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia held that the trial court erred when it sustained a plea in bar and dismissed a wrongful death action filed against a property owner by the estate of a general contractor’s employee who was killed... Read More

Virginia: Injuries Sustained When Run-away Car Drove Through Employer’s Exterior Wall Are Compensable
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Injuries sustained by two office workers when a vehicle driven by the owner of their employer abruptly crashed through the exterior wall of the work premises are compensable, held a Virginia court. The employer’s workers’ compensation insurer... Read More