Washington, DC asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: My husband fell about 12 feet off a ladder in December. He fell on his head and shoulder. He went to the dr

Were his company told him to go. The dr xrayed his shoulder and said it was bruised. He went back to work the next day. His shoulder never got better. He went to our local ortho dr in March and he took one look at him and said he has a torn rotator cuff. He went back to work and they said he had to go back to the same dr he saw initially. The company did not file the right papers with workers comp. he then had to wait to get the mri which showed torn rotator cuff, tendons, and muscles. He had surgery the end of May. He has been out of work for three weeks. He has to go back to work tomorrow on extreme restricted duty. All he is to do is read blue prints and tell people what to do. The dr said that he will never be able to work above his head again. What kind of case do we have

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2 Lawyer Answers
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If this happened in D.C., consult with a D.C. attorney.

If in VA, he should be under an award and will need to file a Claim for Benefits if he is not.

An attorney can assist him with that process.

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If this is a DC company you would have to consult a DC lawyer. If it is a Virginia company, then you can contact a Virginia lawyer about the situation. At this point the employer is providing him a light duty job. If he is still being paid his pre-injury salary, he is not entitled to wage loss compensation except for the three weeks he missed. If this is a Virginia case, contact me for additional information.

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