Category: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation laws seem designed to protect employers, not help injured workers.

November 9, 2016
Well… we all live with our choices of elected officials. The history of workers’ compensation law shows that the slant of the law has shifted dramatically over time. In the early days, workers’ compensation was a system designed “to provide swift and sure compensation to injured workers.” This was true since the early 1900s. Over […]
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Must a workers’ compensation adjuster pay me mileage reimbursements?

November 22, 2016
We’ll give credit where credit is due: some workers’ compensation adjusters tell injured workers about this. But in our experience the majority of them don’t. If you go to see your workers’ compensation doctor, have therapy, or go to any medical appointment that is ten or more miles away from your home (or business if […]
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I’ve got a workers’ compensation claim — do my checks stop at Maximum Medical Improvement?

December 2, 2016
If you have a workers’ compensation claim which is open and you are drawing weekly checks — either temporary total disability if you are completely out of work or temporary partial disability if you are able to work but making less money than before — you should continue to draw your weekly checks without any […]
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Do workers’ compensation claims pay for pain and suffering?

December 13, 2016
One of the trade-offs in workers’ compensation is that you receive no direct payment for pain and suffering. You’ve undoubtedly heard this phrase being used in the context of people who bring lawsuits for auto accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, etc. Basically, if you bring a claim in District or Superior Court you may […]
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O+P Expands Workers’ Comp Division to Virginia

May 1, 2014
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. Casey currently practices workers’ comp law in North Carolina. Casey notes that her father, John, […]
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