It is not uncommon to have your benefits denied in Virginia. Something as simple as not describing the accident correctly or not completing forms in time could result in denied benefits for workers compensation. If the right medical documentation is not submitted in time, within the 30 day notice time or a special time...Read More
Do you Recommend That the Surviving Spouse or Children See an Attorney for a Death in Their Family?
Personal injury attorney Julie Heiden goes through a scenario in which someone dies base off of a work related accident. In this case a surviving spouse and the children would be entitled to workers compensation benefits and lost wage benefits. Heiden explains how she would always recommend the help of an attorney in these...Read More
If I Am Hurt on the Job, Can I File a Lawsuit for My Injuries?
Before 1884, most workers had no options if they were injured on the job other than a private injury lawsuit. Back in the day, these lawsuits not only had much smaller rewards but also took years to sort out. The origins of workers compensation vary per state, but Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismark was...Read More
What Types of Injuries Do You See Most Often In Your Practice?
Many injuries can occur on construction sites. Organizations like OSHA and rules and regulations like in the D.C Industrial Safety Act are put in place to protect workers. Still, deadlines and an employers desire to get a job done quickly can lead to injuries. Those injuries in turn can lead to an employee filing...Read More
How Does Workers’ Compensation Apply to Construction Accidents?
As a construction worker, there might come a time when you are injured on the construction site. Depending on the employment situation at the time of the accident, you might qualify for workers’ compensation. However, not all job site accidents come with workers’ compensation benefits. Instead, it will depend on how the accident occurred,...Read More
Three Injured In A Northwest D.C. Construction Accident
A brick and concrete wall collapsed on a building in Northwest D.C. in a construction accident earlier this month, injuring three construction workers. Of the three, two were critically injured. According to EMS workers, the wall was sheared off the side of a hotel...Read More
Maryland SHA Employee Struck and Killed by Car While On the Job
On November 14, a Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) employee was hit by a car and killed while working on the outer loop of I-695. According to the Baltimore News Journal, the accident happened around 11 a.m. between the Belair Road and Harford Road exits. In addition to the SHA worker who was killed, another...Read More
Flight Attendant Injured after Pilot Slams on Breaks
According to WJLA, on November 30, a United Airlines flight attendant sustained injuries when a pilot hit the brakes suddenly to avoid a collision at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Officials reported that United Airlines Flight 379 to Orlando began to taxi to the runway around 8:30 a.m. when the pilot made an unexpected stop...Read More
Worker Dies in DC Metro Tunnel Welding Accident
On October 6, a worker was killed in a welding accident in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line tunnel, according to NBCNews.com. The worker was a contractor who was providing welding services to WMATA. The accident happened shortly after midnight in the tunnel between Union Station and Judiciary Square. “The welding may have...Read More
Elevator Accident in Rosslyn Nearly Amputates Employee’s Hand
[ubermenu-map address="Rosslyn, VA" zoom="14" width="375px" height="375px"] On November 7, ARLNow reported that a worker almost severed his hand after it was caught in an elevator’s pulley system. The accident happened at 1300 17th Street N. in Rosslyn, Virginia. Paramedics stated that the worker’s hand was partially severed at the palm. The man's co-workers were able to untangle...Read More