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FAQ's About Workers' Compensation Claims

 

Getting injured at work can be an unsettling and confusing experience. Not only are you dealing with the injury itself, but you may be worried about the loss of wages, job security and future disability. However, there are Workers’ Compensation laws in effect to help protect against just those things, and employers are required to have Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Business Law

Injured Workers' Guide to Workers' Compensation Benefits: Part 2

As a general rule, Virginia employers with 2 or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This legal mandate extends to contractors and their subcontractors as well. All employees must be covered under the employer workers’ compensation plan. The Virginia Insurance Department ensures that all state employers have workers’ compensation insurance. Even when an employer is not covered, the injured worker is protected and receives lost wages or wage replacement income while he or she recovers from his or her on-the-job injuries. In the earlier post, we examined medical benefits, lost wages generally, and death benefits. In this following post we will examine temporary and permanent disability benefits – whether total or partial. 

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Topics: Personal Injury, Business Law

Injured Workers' Guide to Workers' Compensation Benefits: Part 1

Workers’ compensation insurance exists to help injured workers obtain medical treatment and receive compensation while they recover from a workplace injury. Prior to the implementation of workers’ compensation laws, injured workers would receive little assistance from their employer following a workplace accident and would have to sue their employer for negligence and related personal injury claims to receive reimbursement for lost wages and medical bills.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Business Law

Virginia Employer? Laws You Should Know


Being an employer in Virginia can sometimes be overwhelming when you have to comply with a long list of federal laws like the FMLA (Family Leave and Medical Act) and the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Never-the-less, it's imperative that you keep yourself updated with current laws to avoid legal issues. The same holds true for specific state employment laws, which many employers sometimes overlook. 

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Topics: Business Law

Work Breaks in Virginia: Lunch or No Lunch?

For the most part, Virginia employers provide a lunch break during an employee's work day. The question is, do they have to? Moreover, if so, what are the regulations? It can be a little confusing because many state laws say one thing, and federal laws say another.

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Topics: Business Law

     

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