Virginia Workers’ Compensation Doesn’t Cover Repetitive Injuries

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Doesn’t Cover Repetitive Injuries

Those of us fortunate enough to live in Virginia know it’s unique: we have easy access to the Chesapeake Bay, Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley in addition to cities including Alexandria, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Charlottesville. If we want to get back in touch with nature, we have lots of great choices: […]

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that causes functional difficulties of either a permanent or temporary nature. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TBIs are a major cause of disability and death for people in the United States, where this type of severe head injury contributes to about 30% […]

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Nurses: at High Risk for Workplace Injuries

Nurses: at High Risk for Workplace Injuries

According to the American Nurses Association, 2017 is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” National Nurses Week is May 6–12; it’s an ideal time to thank the nurses who dedicate their lives to helping sick and injured patients recover. Keeping our nurses and other healthcare workers healthy isn’t always easy; they face a job that […]

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What to Expect at Workers’ Compensation Mediation

What to Expect at Workers’ Compensation Mediation

Why mediate? When an employee has been injured on the job and makes a workers’ compensation claim, it is often in the employee’s best interest to attend at least one in-person mediation conference to try to settle the case before it goes to the hearing stage. Mediation is known to be an extremely effective step […]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Each December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for the previous year. In 2015, United States workers suffered a total of 4,836 fatal work injuries in our country. This represents a slight increase from the 2014 total of 4,821. Virginia was one of six states with fatal injury […]

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