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Our Workers’ Compensation Defense team works primarily with insurance carriers, mutual associations, and self-insured employers offering legal defense strategies for both state and federal workers’ compensation claims. Our goal is to achieve efficient claim resolution for our clients. To accomplish this, we provide a thorough case analysis explaining your rights and responsibilities. We then address the best options for claim resolution, whether that means engaging in negotiations, mediation or the initiation of litigation. When litigation is necessary, we offer an aggressive, detailed trial strategy. We adhere to individual client-generated reporting requirements, and we offer definitive, logical recommendations to our clients. We are responsive to our clients’ needs and maintain open communication throughout the claim assignment.

We have over 100 years of combined experience in defending workers’ compensation claims. We are highly regarded in the local community and throughout Virginia. We are well known to Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners, District Directors and Administrative Law Judges as professional and effective defense attorneys. We are known by claimants’ attorneys as effective, tough, ethical lawyers. Our experience and reputation will assist you in the economical resolution of claims.

We represent employers located or conducting business in Virginia, employers with employees traveling through or injured in Virginia, and Virginia-based employers conducting business across the country. In addition, the depth and experience of our practice extends beyond state workers’ compensation and employment issues. We are renowned in the maritime and shipbuilding industries for our experience and success under The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), The Defense Base Act (DBA) and The Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAFI).

We advise employers and insurers on the multifaceted aspects of claims filed by injured employees, including disability and employment issues. The workers’ compensation group is part of the Firm’s Labor Department with litigators experienced in all administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

COVID-19 And The Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
F. Nash Bilisoly
While many states, including Virginia, have issued stay at home orders to help reduce the number of persons infected with COVID-19, most ship builders, ship repairmen, terminal and harbor workers are essential employees and must work despite the risk of catching and/or spreading the disease. It is not hard to ...
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Coronavirus And Virginia Workers’ Compensation Part II: Burdens Of Proof And The Stay-At-Home Order
Megan B. Caramore
This article is a follow up to the Coronavirus and Virginia Workers’ Compensation article found HERE and deals with how social distancing precautions and the Governor’s stay-at-home order may impact the Virginia workers’ compensation treatment of Coronavirus claims.  As previously discussed, it seems likely that Coronavirus claims will fall within ...
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Coronavirus and Virginia Workers’ Compensation
Megan B. Caramore
How would the Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation system deal with a virus like the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?  It is not to hard to imagine a scenario where a workplace outbreak of the virus leads to multiple worker’s compensation claims. Your workplace remains open, despite the closure of a number of schools and ...
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