Workers' Compensation

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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

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 Who Blacked Out While Driving Could Not Establish Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A Virginia appellate court affirmed the denial of a workers’ compensation claim filed by an employee, who spent 75 percent of her working time driving in a car provided for her by her employer, and who sustained injuries in a single-car rollover... Read More

Virginia: Claimant Who Refused Job Interviews and Vocational Rehabilitation Appointments Denied Further Benefits
Posted on 20 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Virginia appellate court held in relevant part that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission appropriately denied benefits to a claimant where evidence indicated he unjustifiably refused vocational rehabilitation services under Va. Code... Read More

Virginia: Court Affirms Denial of Unwitnessed Death Claim
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Continuing its stance within the minority of states that refuse to provide a presumption of compensability in cases in which a worker suffers fatal injuries in an unwitnessed accident, a Virginia court has affirmed the denial of death benefits to the... Read More