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What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied

Almost every state in the country requires domestic employers to have workers’ compensation insurance, and Virginia is no exception. Under workers’ compensation insurance laws, workers who suffer an injury while working can file a workers’ comp claim with their employer to receive appropriate compensation.  Even though you were hurt at work, an employer may still deny a workers’ compensation...

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Workers’ Comp Statute of Limitations in Virginia

If you’ve been injured at work, knowing what to do next can be confusing and really hard. However, if you decide to file a claim, it’s critical that you do so sooner rather than later. The reason for this is that almost every kind of legal claim in Virginia has a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is...

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Guide to Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims

All employees deserve to be protected from injury or illness when working, and Virginia workers’ compensation claims laws provide this protection. If you have been injured or suffered an illness on the job, you may qualify under workers’ comp laws in Virginia to obtain financial assistance during your recovery. When a workplace injury or illness occurs, there is often...

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What Is the Average Settlement for Dog Bite Injuries in Virginia?

Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend,” but it may be hard to think of a dog the same way after suffering a dog bite. Dog attacks happen more often than you may think and can cause significant physical injuries and emotional trauma. If you sustained injuries from a dog bite, you might be able to recover...

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Guide to Contributory Negligence Laws in Virginia

When making a personal injury claim, many Virginia residents get surprised by the state’s contributory negligence rule. In most cases, this rule often prevents deserving victims from getting compensation for their injuries. Here is what you need to know about Virginia contributory negligence laws and how they work. What Is Contributory Negligence? Most states follow some form of either...

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Virginia Wrongful Death Law Overview

Losing a loved one is hard enough without feeling like someone’s to blame. When you’re sure another person is at fault, it makes you want to do something. You want to act—hold them responsible. Sometimes you can. If there’s evidence the other person involved acted carelessly or malicious—or failed to act when they should have—the law might give your...

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What Is the Virginia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?

When you unexpectedly lose a loved one in an accident, you may have several questions about your legal options. It’s common to wonder how long you have to file and whether you should pursue a lawsuit. Like most claims, wrongful death has a statute of limitations for filing against an at-fault party. Here is everything you need to know...

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A Quick Guide to Virginia’s Motorcycle Laws

If you plan on learning to ride a motorcycle, or if you are a new Virginia resident that already has one, you should be aware of the Virginia motorcycle laws. You should also know what to do in case of an accident while you’re riding. This guide is a quick reference for motorcycle operators and passengers. Helmets and Licensing...

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River Run Law’s Casey Ariail Weighs in on Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Laws

Richmond, VA (September 7, 2021) — Virginia recently passed a law extending COVID-19-related workers’ compensation coverage to first responders and front-line medical workers. This expansion allows these kinds of employees who contract or contracted COVID-19 to seek compensation from their employers.  Workers’ compensation attorneys expect complications from this new law. When a claim is filed, the law presupposes that...

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River Run Law Firm Named Best of Richmond 2021

Thousands of Richmond residents voted in Richmond Magazine’s Best & Worst 2021 ballot in the spring. Respondents shared their opinions in 194 categories, ranging from the best cocktail hour to the best flower shop, from the best cake to the best concert venue. The ballot also covered a variety of service categories so people could make recommendations about where...

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