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
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?
Our lawyers not only represent injured workers throughout Virginia, but we also do our best to keep track of and educate legislators on workers' compensation issues. For that reason, we were recently interviewed by Work Comp Central - a national syndicated blog on workers' compensation - regarding the recent Virginia election and its possible impact on workers' compensation in Virginia.
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