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Q: I got hurt at work and went to file a claim for workrs' comp. In the interim, I ended up getting convicted of another

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

It will not affect your eligibility for benefits (except while you are incarcerated) but if the claim is contested by your employer, the conviction can be used to impeach your credibility when you testify.
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Q: my 8 year old son told a fib about his step dad shooting him with a bebe gun what do i do?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Patents for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

He should retain defense counsel. That is a serious charge.

Call Ray Ferris in Roanoke.
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Q: My personal vehicle was damaged by a state vehicle on state property. Can I sue?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Small Claims for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 8, 2017

You can use your insurance and allow them to recover their payment and your deductible in arbitration with the Commonwealth.
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Q: Being sued

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

If you were charged with a traffic offense, it makes no difference in the civil action whether that charge was dismissed or not.

If you are being sued, notify your insurance carrier and they will provide you a defense.
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Q: I slip and fell on government property with no wet floor signs. After I got injured they put wet floor signs up. Help

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

They obviously knew it was wet afterwards because you fell on it. It does not logically follow that they knew until after. I assume you reported it to them. Putting signs up afterwards was necessary to prevent any additional falls and does not in any way prove negligence.

Liability on the part of the property owner requires that you be able to prove that they were negligent because they knew BEFORE the incident and did not take reasonable precaution to warn and protect invitees to...
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Q: can I reopen my workers comp claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

If you filed a claim at the time of injury and are under an award for lifetime medical benefits, contact your case manager. If you are not under an award, the statute of limitations will most likely bar a claim.
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Q: someone hit me by car and i want raise a case . what the steps i have to do it? thank you

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

My firm's website has a guide of "Do's and Don'ts" for handling a claim.

Look under the Practice Areas tab.
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Q: I have been out of work for a year first doctor messed up broke heal bone have screws was put on permanent restriction

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

Do not settle without an attorney to assist your with evaluating the claim.
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Q: I was at work and stepped off a transfer cart that was about 3 or 4 inches higher then the floor and my foot gave out.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

Since the claim has been denied, you should consult an attorney in person to determine what course to follow.
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Q: How much can I get from a back injury at work through a settlement with works comp?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

It depends on whar the employer is willing to offer, how much in benefits they have exposure for, your TTD rate, severity of the injury, and likelihood of prevailing at the hearing, among other factors. An evaluation would require review of your records and probably conducting some discovery.

You would benefit from consulting an attorney in person.
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Q: My son was hit by car he was the only one injured but police report says he was not paying attention turned and car

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

If he contributed to the collision by turning and failing to yield to an oncoming vehicle, he will not be able to recover from the other driver's insurance.

The company insuring the vehicle he was operating will probably pay to repair the other vehicle. He would have to use the collision coverage on his vehicle for repairs.
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Q: Child riding down road on bank was hit by car was not paying attention and turned without looking and car hit him

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

How are you involved? It is not possible to determine from your statement.

Was the child in your vehicle?

Were you driving one of the vehicles?

Which vehicle did you insure?

Did either driver received a summons for a traffic violation?

Report the matter to your insurance carrier, if you have not already done so.
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Q: How can I be able to contest the dividing the settlement between only my step mother and uncle ,because the only child

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

Statutory beneficiaries are the only persons who are eligible to receive a share.

Your statement provides little in the way of helpful information to determine if you are one or not.

Consult a local attorney to see if you were eligible for a statutory share and how to go about contesting the award.
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Q: I suffered a back injury while working for a former employer. He paid out of his pocket for chiropractic care.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

The statute of limitations to file a claim is two years. You should have filed within that time. Your claim is most likely barred.

There are some limited exceptions but you would need to consult directly with an attorney to see if they might apply.
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Q: So my son was riding his bike and did not signal and a car hit him will the insurance company make me pay or the driver

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Your question contains insufficient facts to provide an answer.

Feel free to call my office to discuss further.
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Q: 2nd Degree burns with permanent Scar on forearm working fastfood is this a legit case to sue and what is reasonable

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2017

You cannot sue the employer but you would be entitled to an award for medical expenses and for the scar through worker's comp. Get your medical records together and consult with an attorney.
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Q: A 6000 pound forklift ran over my foot while at work and I've been out of work a little shy of 3 months.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017
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Q: I was recently injured on the job and I was denied workers compensation because my work will not take care of it. Help?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 31, 2017

Schedule a consultation with a worker's compensation attorney for a free evaluation of your claim.
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Q: I was in a car accident and don't have insurance - but it wasn't my fault. Will I still get money to help pay my bills?

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Your question is unclear.

Are you referring to not having health insurance or auto insurance?

If the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, there should be liability coverage under their policy to pay your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience.

Meet with an attorney for a consultation and case evaluation, which should be at no cost.
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Q: My boyfriend injuried his head January 201 on the job. And the insurance company want even pay for medications

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Your date is incomplete. Hopefully it is 2017.

If a Claim for Benefits has not already been filed with the VWCC, it should be. It must be filed within two years of the work accident or the claim will be barred forever.

Once filed, an order will be issued by the Commission and the employer's insurance carrier will be required to either accept or deny the claim.

If the claim is being contested, seek the advice of an experienced attorney who practices worker's compensation....
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