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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: “Actual Risk” Rule Bars Employee’s Claim for Slip and Fall on Workplace Steps
Posted on 28 Jul 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

Again indicating that Virginia’s “actual risk” doctrine results in the denial of claims in which an employee sustains injuries in a fall in an unobstructed hallway or on steps located in the employer’s premises unless the claimant... Read More

Virginia: Plumber's Injuries in Step from Work Van Not Compensable
Posted on 8 Feb 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

An experienced plumber, who sustained a knee injury when he stepped from the rear door of his service van did not sustain an injury arising out of and in the course of the employment, held a Virginia appellate court. Applying the state's "actual... Read More

Virginia: Sudden Gust of Wind Was Act of God, No Work-Related Injury
Posted on 17 May 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Virginia appellate court affirmed a determination by the state's Workers' Compensation Commission denying workers' compensation benefits to a public school security officer who sustained injuries in a fall on school property during a windy... Read More

Virginia: Actual Risk Rule Sinks Utility Worker’s Claim
Posted on 13 Oct 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing that the convergence of time and place are insufficient to support a compensable injury in Virginia, a state appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits to a municipal utility worker who sustained back and leg... 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