If you’ve been notified that your employer has applied for a hearing in your workers’ compensation case, it means that they wish to suspend, modify, or terminate your benefits for a reason.
Under a few conditions, you may be able to keep working a second job and receive wages from it even if you were injured and taken out of your other job. Getting paid by a secondary employer may affect your workers’ compensation.
Virginia workers’ compensation doesn’t just cover on-the-job injuries – it can cover occupational diseases as well. Occupational diseases are chronic disorders…
If you were injured as a nurse at Carilion Clinic, it’s important to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer to help you succeed in your compensation claim.
How long your workers’ compensation benefits will last in Virginia is determined by the severity of your injury, your recovery progress, and your ability to return to work.
Many injured workers ask, “How much could I get if I settle my workers’ comp claim?” Below, we have a chart of settlement amounts that are common in Virginia workers’ comp cases, but bear in mind that these do not predict how much you will actually receive.
You can work a second job while on workers’ comp in Virginia if you meet certain conditions. Let’s break down several scenarios involving secondary jobs and new jobs that show what is possible and what pitfalls to avoid.
In Virginia, it’s illegal for an employer to fire an employee just because that employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim. With this protection, injured workers don’t have to fear losing their job after filing. Despite this, however, employers have been known to fire an employee while they’re disabled and receiving workers’ comp.
This primer on “light duty work” in the Virginia workers’ comp system explains what can be a confusing term. Depending on who’s using the term: a medical professional, an insurance company, an employer, or the worker themselves, light duty work can mean different things.
If you’re receiving workers’ compensation checks but have been medically cleared for light-duty work, you may receive a call from either a nurse case manager (NCM), a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC), or both.