Welcome to the GGL Law Firm
The Law Office of Gerald G. Lutkenhaus
Virginia Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Attorney
Rated "ONE OF THE BEST" in Central Virginia*
with over 35 years of experience.
Contact me for a FREE EVALUATION regarding your Virginia Workers' Compensation accident, claim, denial, injury, disability, or settlement:
✍ GERALD'S CASE OF THE WEEK
Head Injury at Work in Petersburg Results in $500,000 in Compensation
P. Jones hit her head on a sharp object at work in Petersburg, VA. The insurer disputed her claim for workers' compensation for her headaches. Virginia usually pays 500 weeks for workplace accidents. When her 500 weeks ran out, we filed for permanent total disability for her head injury. With the support of her doctors, we proved her head injury also injured her brain, making her unemployable and thus eligible for lifetime compensation. We won the second hearing, which means she will receive over $500,000.00 for this work accident.
☞ GERALD'S TIP OF THE WEEK
Increased Penalty for Virginia Employers Failing to Carry Work Comp Insurance
Virginia law requires companies that regularly employ OVER TWO employees, part-time or full-time, to carry workers' compensation insurance. Employees include family members, minors, apprentices, undocumented workers, temporary workers, seasonal workers, part-time workers, and charity workers.
As of July 1, 2014, the Virgina Workers' Compensation Commission can order an employer in violation pay a penalty to the state for $250 per day up to a maximum of $50,000. (The old penalty, which had not been increased in two decades, was a minimum of $500 per day and a maximum of $5,000.)
EMPLOYEES BENEFIT from the new law because there will be more assurance that their employers will have coverage.
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Office LocationGGL Law Firm
4906 Fitzhugh Ave, Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23230-3519
Phone: (804) 335-0268
The Virginia Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Law Office of Gerald G. Lutkenhaus, located in Richmond, Virginia, is pleased to represent clients in:
Greater Richmond (including Bon Air, East End, Fan, Short Pump, West End), Amelia, Amelia Courthouse, Ashland, Burkeville, Caroline, Charles City Courthouse, Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Crewe, Dinwiddie, Farmville, Glen Allen, Goochland, Hadensville, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Jetersville, King William, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, New Kent, Nottoway, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Quinton, Rockville, South Hill, Sutherland, Warsaw, and Williamsburg.