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
Virginia Work Comp Case for PTSD Yields $80,000
Joyce C. came to me with a horrifying story. She was an extended stay hotel manager and had delivered a package to a long-term resident. Some days later she went to check on him. He had committed suicide using a suicide kit Joyce has unknowingly delivered him. On her behalf, I filed a claim for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with the Virginia Workers' Compensation (VWC) Commission. Joyce could no longer work at her job due to constant nightmares about the event. She kept seeing the victim with the suicide bag over his head hooked to the gas container. The insurance company's psychiatrist said she had a stress reaction which would be gone within three months. Joyce's psychiatrist said she could never work at the hotel again. At a Mediation at the VWC Commission, I managed to obtain weekly compensation for her lost wages, an $80,000 settlement, and payment of all related medical bills for Joyce.
☞ GERALD'S TIP OF THE WEEK
Why Can't I Do the Virginia Work Comp Hearing Myself?
Some claimants who are injured on the job attempt to do their own workers' compensation hearings. This is usually a mistake. These are some of the reasons why a claimant should consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney first:
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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.