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When Can a Third-Party Claim Be Pursued After a Virginia Workplace Injury?

When an individual sustains an injury in the workplace, their first recourse for compensation is typically through workers’ compensation insurance, which provides benefits regardless of fault (in most situations). However, there are circumstances in which a third-party claim may also be pursued in addition to or instead of a workers’ compensation claim. A third-party claim…

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Can a Landlord Be Legally Liable for Injuries?

Under Virginia law, landlords have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises for their tenants. The legal concept of “premises liability” holds landlords accountable for ensuring that the property they rent is safe and free from hazards that could cause harm to tenants, visitors, or guests. If a landlord fails to live up to his…

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Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

Attorney Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law. He put this summary together as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorneys about personal injury law. Read the Summary Here The summary of Virginia tort/personal injury law answers important questions like:…

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