Helping Injured Workers in Southwest Virginia for Over Two Decades.

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (an Impairment Rating)

If you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) and still have difficulties with range of motion and strength, you may be eligible for permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.  Maximum medical improvement means that, at least for the foreseeable future, you are not expected to improve even with continuing treatment.   Permanent impairment is not [...]

By |2021-12-28T19:11:31+00:00December 28th, 2021|Benefits, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Where are the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Offices Located?

The main offices for the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission are located at 333 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23219.   Claims can be filed and more information obtained at    Questions can be answered by the Commission at 1-877-664-2566. The Commission also maintains a network of six regional offices throughout the state; hearings [...]

By |2020-06-16T20:07:23+00:00June 16th, 2020|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

How Long Can I Get Paid Under Workers Compensation?

With an established workers compensation case, and with your authorized treating physician continuing to say you are either totally or partially disabled from work as a result of your workers’ compensation injury, you can be paid up to 500 weeks of wage replacement benefits.  Medical benefits related to your workers’ compensation injury are lifetime [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:13:56+00:00June 10th, 2020|Benefits, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Getting A Second Medical Opinion

There are often times when injured workers disagree with their treating physicians, or simply want another doctor’s opinion before having treatment that concerns them, such as surgery or invasive testing.   So how do second opinions happen in workers’ compensation cases?    The easiest way is for your treating physician to request the second opinion.  [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:19:40+00:00April 10th, 2018|Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What if my boss asks me to do a job I can’t do?

If you are working under light duty work restrictions and your employer asks you to do something that would violate your restrictions, remind your employer of them.  Make sure they have a copy of the restrictions.  If they still insist, get human resources involved (or a union if there is one).  If you get hurt [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:12:33+00:00February 28th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments
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