An “accident” is legally defined as an “interruption of the normal work routine.” Most commonly this is a slip, trip, or fall or something like that. However an interruption of the normal work routine includes moving an unusual object, or … Read More
Oxner + Permar attorney Casey Turner recently passed the Virginia Bar Exam, marking a first for the firm. Casey will be sworn in to the Virginia Bar Association on June 3rd, and will begin taking Virginia workers’ compensation cases thereafter. … Read More
First thing is to check yourself and make sure you’re more or less ok. Second, make a note of who may have been a witness –just in case you need support later on. Third, tell your supervisor. Tell them out … Read More
By law, all fees for workers’ compensation cases must be approved by the Industrial Commission. It is illegal and unethical for a lawyer to take a fee outside of the Commission’s approval. A lawyer can ask for whatever he wants … Read More
I’ve got a lawyer (I think) but i’ve never spoken to anyone but a paralegal. Can I (or should I) change lawyers?
Ugh. That’s not our style, that’s for sure. Our paralegals are highly trained, we keep them to a moderate caseload so they have time to spend on everyone’s file, and our clients pretty much love them. But they aren’t lawyers. … Read More