Helping Injured Workers in Southwest Virginia for Nearly Two Decades.

Should I Apply for FMLA When Out on Workers’ Compensation?

Yes.  Workers’ compensation pays wage replacement benefits but doesn’t protect your job.  FMLA doesn’t pay wage replacement benefits, but can protect your job for up to 12 weeks, and also requires that group health insurance benefits be maintained for those 12 weeks.   FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) applies to all public agencies, all [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:02:12+00:00October 30th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What Types of Accidents and Illnesses are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When you are hurt at work in an accepted case, you are entitled to receive payment of benefits for an “injury by accident” or an “occupational disease.” To be covered, an “accident” must (1) occur at work or during a work-related function; (2) be caused by a specific work activity; and (3) happen suddenly at [...]

By |2021-01-20T11:25:03+00:00September 12th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation Wage Replacement (Temporary Total or Temporary Partial)

When you get hurt at work and can’t immediately return due to your injuries, how much will you be paid a week? If you are temporarily unable to perform any work, you are entitled to 2/3 of your gross pre-injury average weekly wage (in an accepted case). There must be seven days of disability before [...]

By |2020-09-11T12:36:17+00:00September 12th, 2017|Benefits, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)?

You may have heard your physician mention maximum medical improvement (MMI).  In workers’ compensation, MMI means that your physician believes you have recovered as much as you are going to.  This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep treating, rather it means that your physician no longer expects improvement.    However, if you are in pain we [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:16:33+00:00May 25th, 2017|Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

How do I get a doctor?

After you report your injury (and it is an accepted injury) the employer or carrier is supposed to offer you a panel of three physicians.  Picking a doctor is a very important decision because once you choose your doctor, he becomes your authorized treating physician.  Many people simply look at the list and choose the [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:16:50+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments
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