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  • Top 12 Tips When Your Virginia Workers Comp Claim is Denied

    Virginia Workers' Compensation can be complex. These are tips that can help.

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  • On Workers Compensation in Virginia But Only Partially Disabled

    If on partial workers comp disability in Virginia, these are the rules.

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  • Obesity & Social Security Disability

    Social Security has a set of Impairment Listings. At one time "obesity" had an impairment listing. Thus, if the applicant was of a certain height and weight, then the applicant received Disability. For example, if you were 5'2" and 300 pounds, then you were well on your way to wi...

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  • Repetitive Work Injuries in Virginia

    If your injury is due to repetitive lifting in Virginia, this is what you need to know.

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  • Fibromyalgia & Social Security Disability

    Social Security has Impairment Listings for Heart Ailments, Back Ailments, etc. Fibromyalgia is not found among the Impairment Listings. Thus, an applicant cannot obtain a favorable disability "Impairment Listing" ruling because Fibromyalgia is not found among the Listings. The i...

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  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) versus Social Security Disability

    SSI v. Social Security: What one needs to know?

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  • Age & Social Security Disabilty

    Age is very important in Social Security cases.

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  • Report Your On-the-Job Injury Right Away in Virginia

    An injured worker suffers a scratch at work. Why should he report this as an injury? After all won't his fellow workers laugh at him and won't management ignore him? Won't he be considered a complainer? This brings to mind the story of an "injured claimant" I represented him in...

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  • Your Social Security Disability Claim

    Mr. Smith came to me after he has lost his Virginia Social Security disability hearing. He said there was some "doctor" at the hearing. This "doctor" said Mr. Smith could work as a cashier, information clerk, or credit clerk but Mr. Smith complained he had only worked constructio...

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  • Mental Stress in Virginia: Can you get Workers Compensation for this problem?

    In my 30 years of practice as a Virginia Workers' Compensation Lawyer, I have had many claimants contact me and say my work or my supervisor is causing me mental stress. Many times these claimants have gone to a psychiatrist or a psychologist for treatment. Often, the impairme...

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