What Type of Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Virginia?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Workers compensation exists to help employees who have experienced a work-related injury. It is designed to help workers who are forced to take time off of work in order to heal, providing a way for those employees to recover wages and other financial damages that may have been lost as a result ...

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Are There Toxins in Your Work Environment? Know Your Rights

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

How well does your workplace regulate the amount of toxins in the environment? What you may not realize is that there are numerous health hazards. Some of the toxins that are present cannot be detected simply by looking at them. They may be airborne and cause respiratory damage. Some toxins can b...

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Improving the Social Security Disability Benefits Program

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Mar 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest news from Washington is reporting that the GOP is at odds with the Democratic Party over the amount of money that will be available for the Social Security disability benefits program. According to the Congressional Budget, there may be some truth to his statement. To cover the costs o...

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Can a Person Be Fired While On Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Jan 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are injured on the job, life can become more stressful than you may expect. Everyday duties may feel like a struggle and you may feel unsure about whether or not you will be allowed to keep your job. To help you understand more of the process, our Virginia workers compensation lawyers hav...

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Can You Work While Receiving SSD Benefits?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Jan 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wondering if it is possible to work while receiving Social Security benefits? Typically, it isnt possible to participate in “substantial gainful activity” (meaning that youre making more than $1,130 per month) and continue to receive benefits, but as with most rules, there are exceptions. SSDI ...

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Can A Person Who Works from Home File for Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Dec 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

In todays day and age and with the abundance of technologies that are now available, individuals possess the ability to do everything from the comfort of their own home, including working. In fact, a study published by Gallup, an American research-based and global performance management consulti...

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How Will the New Budget Deal Fix the Potential Social Security Disability Problems?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Nov 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

On November 2nd, President Obama signed a two-year budget agreement that contained crucial changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. Trustees of the SSDI Program report that it is facing an urgent threat due to depletion. When the program first started, it contained roughly $15...

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SSD Beneficiaries Will Not See an Increase in Benefits in 2016

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Nov 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, the decision to not raise Social Security Disability payments in 2016 has taken place. For only the third time in 40 years, Social Security recipients, federal retirees, and disabled veterans will see not an increase in their benefits for 2016. In 1975, when inflation was high and there...

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The Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Oct 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to the most recent figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011 saw 4,693 fatal occupational accidents, up over 3 percent from the previous year. The vast majority of these fatalities occurred in a small handful of job sectors representing some of the most hazardous ways to...

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Worker’s Compensation: More FAQs

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Oct 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

In our blog post from August 4, we answered some commonly asked questions about workers compensation. To help you further understand workers compensation and how it may help you, we have identified answered five more commonly asked questions to give you a better idea of what you may be able to ...

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Will All Same-Sex Marriages Get Social Security Benefits?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, there has been much discussion regarding same-sex married couples and their entitlement to social security benefits. In 2013, the United States v. Windsor case determined same-sex married couples could recover federal benefits if one spouse died. However, the surviving spouse could only...

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OSHA Workplace Violations: Know Your Rights

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As an employee, you have a right to a safe workplace. Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970, employers are required to take specific measures to ensure that the workplace is free of known dangers in order to protect their employees. OSHA provides employees with the f...

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Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Workers compensation is a state program designed to help workers who sustain an illness or injury at their jobs. Typically, employers with three or more employees will carry workers compensation insurance. Below are some frequently asked questions about workers compensation, eligibility requir...

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What You Should Know About Appealing a Denied SSD Claim

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Jun 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many, if not most, first-time claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Research suggests the following factors are responsible for many of these denials: Insufficient medical evidence to substant...

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Does My Illness Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Certain occupational diseases, including hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome are routinely covered under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. Other illnesses that arose ordinarily in life can qualify for Virginia Workers Compensation benefits, but are much more difficult to prove. As noted ...

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Virginia’s Workers’ Comp Death Benefits

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Dec 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the state of Virginia, if an employee dies due to a work-related injury or dies at their job site, their dependents are entitled to workers compensation death benefits. Under Virginias workers compensation laws, if an employee dies while at their job or dies at a later time due to an injury...

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Workers’ Compensation & Employer Responsibility

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the United States, most employers must purchase workers compensation insurance to cover on-the-job injuries. Unless an employer is exempt from purchasing workers compensation, it is obligated to fulfill certain duties related to worker accidents. These include: Employers must post a notice i...

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How to Apply for SSD in Virginia

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Nov 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have become disabled, then you may be able to qualify for social security disability (SSD) until you are able to begin working again. To apply for SSD, you must have the following information: Social Security Number Proof of Your Age Medical Records Contact Information for Your Doctors and...

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A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Richmond Discusses the Ins and Outs of a Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Sep 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Working can be hard enough; when you get injured while performing any job duties, it can be even more difficult. A workers compensation lawyer in Richmond can tell you that in the simplest of terms, workers compensation is available for those who were hurt while at work. A Workers Compensation...

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Are Worker’s Compensation Benefits Taxable?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most frequent questions that a Richmond workers compensation attorney answers is whether workers compensation benefits are taxable. In short, the answer is “no.” Virginia workers compensation benefits are not taxable. But before dismissing the IRS and your tax obligations completely...

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A Roanoke Workers’ Comp Lawyer Explains How the System Actually Works

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Aug 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Workers comp was established primarily to remove the issue of work-related injuries from the legal system. Unfortunately, employers have learned to use the system to their advantage. If you have been injured at work, you need the counsel of a Roanoke workers comp lawyer to protect your rights. ...

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A Richmond Workers’ Comp Attorney Discusses Virginia Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Jun 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Virginia Workers Compensation Act provides employees with the right to receive benefits if they have sustained a work-related injury. Workers compensation includes lost wages and coverage of medical expenses to injured employees or their families. If you have been hurt, a skilled Richmond w...

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How long will my worker’s comp benefits last?

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Apr 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The length of time that you receive workers compensation benefits will depend on the severity of your injury, and whether or not you can return to work in some capacity. Virginia state law allows workers to receive compensation for the following: lost wages medical bills loss of earning power Wa...

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Explaining the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Mar 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Claimants filing for workers compensation in Virginia should understand how the Virginia Workers Compensation Act affects their rights and the workers compensation system. A Viginia workers compensation lawyer can explain how your case will be affected by the law. What the Act Does In the ear...

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Know Your Rights in the Workers’ Comp Process

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

Workers compensation is a benefit provided for employees who have suffered workplace injuries. However, it is common for claimants to meet great resistance from both their employers and the insurance companies when seeking benefits. To make sure you get fair compensation when you have suffered a...

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