Workers' Compensation Blog | Work Injury Law Firm | Richmond, VA

If you are hurt in a car accident, the chances are you will suffer from soft tissue injuries. Although some car accidents result in broken bones, the most common diagnosis after a car accident is soft tissue injury. Soft tissue injures happen when the muscles ligaments, or tendons in the body are damaged. While they can happen because of overuse, they can also occur from sudden trauma, like car accidents. The most common types of soft tissue injuries are strains, sprains, contusion, and whiplash.

Phone down, its the law

As of 01.01.2021 it is illegal in the entirety of Virginia to use any handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle on a public road. A driver can still talk on their phone, however, as long as it is hands free through technology such as Bluetooth

An Important Message from Reinhardt | Harper | Davis

Remote Working

Yes, if you are working at home (remotely) and injure yourself while working, your case could be compensable under the Worker’s Compensation Act. In order for an injury to be covered by workers’ compensation for an accident at home, you must prove that the accident and injury arose out of and in the course of employment.

While much of America’s workforce is working remotely from home or are unemployed, there are numerous workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes firefighters, law enforcement officers, first responders, health care workers and many workers in the food distribution chain. If you are one of these workers and do contract COVID-19, do you have a compensable workers’ compensation claim against your employer for wage loss and medical bills?

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