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

blog medical forms to be signedIn workers’ compensation cases, doctors are not focused on the way an injured workers’ job was actually performed. A doctor’s note stating the injured worker is at “full duty” might not be a true full duty release. Injured workers should make sure the doctor knows the full extent of how their jobs were actually performed, and is not relying on an incomplete job description or the doctor’s assumptions about how a certain job is done.

 

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Following a work accident, injured workers are predictably in need of prompt medical attention and income. This is typically a vulnerable time for injured workers, and it is unfortunately also a time that is filled with unreturned telephone calls from insurance companies, leaving the worker with many unanswered questions. In the event that the insurance company does call, they will likely ask for a recorded statement.

Award Orders BlogInjured workers often believe that their employer is appropriately handling and filing their workers’ compensation claims. So many times, an injured worker believes that their workers’ compensation rights are protected because they have received medical treatment or disability payments. However, mere payment of medical bills and disability payments do not establish an Award Order with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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