Walmart is the largest private employer in the world and the biggest grocery retailer in the US. They are extremely familiar with workers’ compensation claims. Ideally, this should mean that the company has designed adequate protections for its employees in case of work accidents or job-related injuries.read more
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is a private company that works as a third-party administrator (TPA) in compensation claims. What is this party’s role in your claim and how can they affect your case outcome? What should you do if you get contacted by Sedgwick?read more
If you developed a disease that you believe is caused by your employment, you may be able to claim compensation for it. Though most people think of sudden accident injuries when we talk of workers’ compensation, Virginia workers’ comp also covers an “occupational disease.” What you need to determine first is whether your health condition gives you a valid claim. These are some primary considerations.read more
Have you suffered a spinal disc injury due to your job? It can be an extremely difficult burden, as you face costly treatments and possibly surgery, as well as lost income incurred from missing work. The pain from your back injury can also affect your daily life and diminish your ability to earn in the future.
Virginia law provides workers’ compensation for on-the-job injuries such as a herniated disk, but in real life, obtaining the amount you need and deserve is challenging. You could be facing an established insurance carrier that is well-prepared to dispute your claim. You may need the help of an attorney to pursue your rightful compensation. We at Slominski Law understand the intricacies of an actual workers’ comp claim. Talk to us to see how we can help you.
Unlike attorneys in other fields that charge an hourly rate, workers’ compensation attorneys in VA charge on a “contingency fee basis.” This means that their pay is dependent (or contingent) on the recovery you obtain. Your lawyer will receive a percentage of your settlement amount or court award; if you win nothing, they will also receive no fee.read more
Being awarded workers’ compensation in Virginia isn’t all about receiving disability payments. Once your doctor releases you for light duty work, you will have to deal with either Vocational Rehabilitation (aka: voc rehab) or marketing your residual work capacity. What do these mean? Here’s an overview of Virginia voc rehab, light duty work obligations, and what you should expect when dealing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission.read more
Many people don’t think too much of neck injuries, believing that a crick in the neck will soon go away by itself. But if you’ve injured your neck while on the job, you know it’s more than just a stiff neck. A neck injury makes it difficult for you to work and live normally. You may have suffered excruciating pain, requiring you to take days off work and spend some money for pain treatment. If your injury is severe, you may need advanced treatments such as surgery.read more
Getting injured on the job is stressful and costly, especially when it involves the shoulder, a very important joint in the body. What is a fair workers’ compensation for a shoulder injury? There is no true ‘average’ settlement amount because each case is unique. However, we can look at certain factors affecting the value of your claim, and consider them in the calculation of Virginia workers’ comp.read more
If you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim after being injured on the job, you will likely be treated by a physician that treats workers’ compensation injuries, legally called the authorized treating physician. This doctor has an extremely important role in your case.read more
Injuries to the back or the spine are very common, especially among hardworking employees. Common workplace movements such as lifting and carrying objects, stocking shelves, pushing equipment, and squatting can lead to back injuries. What makes a back injury particularly…read more