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Virginia Court Clarifies “Sudden Mechanical or Structural Change” Requirement

A Virginia appellate court, affirming a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission, held that a claimant need only prove her accident caused one “sudden mechanical or structural change” to her body to collect compensation for any injury caused by … Continue reading

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Virginia Court Reiterates Objective Standard For PTSD Claims

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err when it found that a state trooper’s PTSD did not arise out of and in the course of his employment [Hess v. Virginia State Police, 2017 Va. App. LEXIS 280 (Nov. 14, 2017)]. … Continue reading

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