Jan F Hoen's answer If pay is less due to medical restrictions, a claim for temporary partial disability may be available. There is not really enough information provided in your question without review of the medical records.
Failure to work available light duty will be a problem. The person needs to find a way to commute to the job (share a ride, public transportation, accommodation by employer, etc.). Loss of income for two weeks may not be enough of a claim to justify retaining an attorney, unless...
Jan F Hoen's answer Your husband does not have to sign anything from an insurance adjuster that he does not agree to. It is his decision. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney before making that decision.
Jan F Hoen's answer A contractor can be liable for the employee of an uninsured subcontractor as a “statutory employer”. Consult a worker’s compensation attorney with your case information for detailed advice.
Jan F Hoen's answer A resignation and release is standard in workers comp settlements. It is typically a condition of settlement required by the employer's insurance carrier.
As for settlement value, you should have a qualified workers comp attorney assist you with negotiating settlement in order to assess the full value and be your advocate in the settlement process. Attorney fees must be approved by the Commission and are typically only 20% of lump sum settlements. There are Medicare and Social...
Jan F Hoen's answer If he is back on "no work" status again, he is eligible for reinstatement of his temporary total disability payments.
If they are not voluntarily reinstated, he will need to file a Claim for Benefits form with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission based on the change in condition. Supporting medical records (including the work status report from the new doctor) should accompany the claim form.
He should already be under an award for lifetime medical benefits, so if an...
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