• Tips to Prepare for Your VA Claim Exam

    If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA, you may be asked to attend a VA claim exam, or Compensation & Pension (C&P) exam. Check out these quick tips to help you prepare for your claim exam so you know what to expect. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Brunswick, VA racism claim on stop

    The Brunswick county sheriff's office released the body cam video of an officer on a traffic stop with a woman who later claimed racism during a facebook rant. Dawn Hilton-Williams said she was bullied by a Sgt of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office during a traffic stop for speeding. "I was just bullied by a racist cop, who threatened to pull me out of the car," said Hilton-Williams in the 11-minute long Facebook video. "This is where we got lynched. This is where we got lynched, even in today's day." She was pulled over for going 70 in a 55 mph zone and when asked to sign the traffic summons, she said she was not going to sign it because she didn't see any traffic signs with the speed limit posted. The Sheriff of the county decided to release the video. "I started getting calls from...

    published: 11 May 2018
  • VA Claim Exams: Neurological

    If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a neurological disability for conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, seizures or other neurological conditions, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.

    published: 04 Aug 2017
  • 10 Traps and Lies that will Ruin Your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim

    In this new book, Virginia Workers Compensation Attorney Joseph A. Miller reveals ten of the traps and lies that can ruin your case or settlement. If you or a loved one were hurt on the job in Virginia and are thinking about settling a workers compensation case, then you must download and read this free book right away! Don’t make these mistakes and end up with anything less than Strong Justice for your work injury! Get the book for FREE: http://www.joemillerinjurylaw.com/10-traps-lies-that-will-ruin-your-va-workers-comp-case/

    published: 03 Dec 2015
  • Your VA Claim Exam: Know What’s Next

    If you’ve filed a disability or pension claim, VA may ask you to attend a VA claim exam, also called a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam. A VA claim exam is one potential step in the VA claim process that helps VA gather all the medical evidence it needs to make a rating on your claim. Before you attend your VA claim exam, make sure you know what to expect. Go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp to learn more.

    published: 22 Jul 2016
  • Politifact Virginia- VEA Claim

    PolitiFact Virginia checks out a claim from the Virginia Education Association. Read more at http://DecisionVirginia.com

    published: 25 Dec 2010
  • Black woman claims she was bullied during traffic stop in Virginia

    Black woman creates tearful video claiming she was harassed by a white cop during a traffic stop - but bodycam reveals a different story A South Carolina woman's viral video was compromised by police bodycam Dawn Hilton-Williams claimed she was bullied and harassed by a racist officer The woman was pulled over for speeding April 27, when the incident happened She claimed the experience was 'traumatic' and left her fearing for her safety and life After backlash, the Brunswick County Sheriffs Department released bodycam The footage from the department showed the cop conducting a regular stop The woman however refused to sign a ticket and the cop gave her the summons The officer told her she didn't have a choice and threatened to arrest her and impound the car, so she signed When Hilton-Willi...

    published: 11 May 2018
  • What Are the Time Limits for Making a Virginia Workers Compensation Claim?

    Injured Workers Law Firm - Richmond, Virginia 804.755.7755 http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com There are so many deadlines and exceptions in a workers comp claim that it is really hard to explain all of them in a general way for this video. The two most important deadlines are that you must notify your employer within 30 days of your injury and that you need to file your claim for benefits with the workers compensation commission within 2 years of the date of the accident. Many times an employer will say, "You have to tell me within 24 hours that you've been injured on the job," but the law says that you have to notify the employer within 30 days that you were injured on the job. This is to give the employer an opportunity to investigate the claim, to look at the machine where you wer...

    published: 14 Apr 2017
  • Filing for unemployment in Virginia

    This video provides and overview of hearings for unemployment benefits in Virginia

    published: 01 Oct 2014
  • Virginia Disability Attorney: How to Claim Disability Benefits in Virginia

    http://www.ghmdisability.com/ We help Social Security disability claimants at all stages of their claims. Call Geraty, Holub & MacQueen, PLC at 1.855.282.7243 If you are thinking about applying, have had your application denied, have had your Request for Reconsideration denied, or are awaiting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, please call us today and speak directly with one of our attorneys to review your case free of charge.

    published: 15 Aug 2012
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation - Why was my claim denied?

    Michele Lewane, a lawyer in Virginia at the Injured Workers' Law Firm, explains some of the reasons your claim may have been denied after you were injured in a work related accident. If you're a claimant suffering from a job related injury you need to know your rights. A workplace injury is covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation laws and you have rights to benefits under these laws. For more information, visit our website: http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com

    published: 18 Jan 2011
  • What You Can Claim for in a Virginia Wrongful Death Suit

    http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 Jim Hurley is an experienced injury lawyer with Cooper Hurley

    published: 03 Sep 2014
  • Emotional Distress After a Virginia Car Accident - How You Can Make a Claim

    http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 Jim Hurley, a partner with Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia describes how you can make a claim for emotional distress after a Virginia car wreck. Car, truck and motorcycle accidents can cause a terrible emotional toll to victims. It may impact your sleep and your family relationships. The emotional distress may continue long after the pain has gone. An experienced Virginia auto accident injury lawyer can put a figure on your emotional suffering and make a claim against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. for the suffering you went through, for the emotional distress because you are injured, you are hurt. Your life is very different from before your car collision occurred. So in Virginia, under the law, emotional distr...

    published: 07 Mar 2018
  • Retaliation Claims in Virginia

    During the last few years there has been a substantial rise in retaliation claims filed by employees as well as the expansion in the courts as to what constitutes a retaliatory claim. * According to the EEOC, since 2008 more than a third of the Charges filed with the Agency have been claims of retaliation by employees, and in 2010 more retaliation claims were filed than race discrimination claims for the first time. Retaliation claims often accompany claims of discrimination, and often present a more substantial challenge for the employer to defend than the underlying discrimination claim. * What are the basics of a retaliation claim? Essentially, an employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise "retaliate" against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in ...

    published: 27 May 2014
  • What You Can Claim for a Wrongful Death - Virginia Attorney

    http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 Griff O'Hanlon is a personal injury lawyer at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia

    published: 13 Nov 2015
  • Virginia Law: Workers Comp claim

    http://www.JoynesLaw.com What should you do if you get injured on the job to file a workers compensation claim? Halbert T. Dail - Attorney with Joynes & Gaidies Virginia Beach law firm.

    published: 15 Mar 2017
  • Southwest Virginia man faces felony charge for 'false kidnapping claim'

    ABC Tri-Cities at 9:00 a.m.

    published: 16 May 2018
  • Body cam footage released after woman accuses Brunswick County Deputy of racism

    After an accusation of racism during a Virginia traffic stop went viral, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has released a full, uninterrupted body cam video of the incident. Behind the wheel of her car and live on Facebook, Dawn Hilton-Williams described a traffic stop on Route 58 westbound in rural Brunswick County. "I was just bullied by a racist cop, who threatened to pull me out of the car," said Hilton-Williams in the 11-minute long Facebook video. "This is where we got lynched. This is where we got lynched, even in today's day." The traffic stop happened on April 27, when Hilton-Williams was heading home to Greensville, South Carolina after watching her daughter play in a tennis tournament. In the video, Hilton-Williams said she feared for her life.

    published: 09 May 2018
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation - Worker's Compensation Claim Process

    Injured Workers Law Firm - Richmond, Virginia 804.755.7755 http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com This video explains the process of your workers compensation claim. This may help you to understand all the things to look for when filing your claim with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (VWCC) For more information or to receive our free book, visit: www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com OR call: (804) 755-7755

    published: 30 Dec 2013
  • How Long After An Accident Can I File a Claim in Virginia? – VA Attorney Tom Fitzgerald explains

    How Long After An Accident Can I File a Claim in Virginia? – VA Attorney Tom Fitzgerald explains http://www.kalfusnachman.com 1-888-487-8546 Listen as Tom Fitzgerald explains how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Virginia following an accident. This is a very important and frequently asked question. You have two years following an accident in Virginia to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are a few exclusions to this timeline. If you are a child, you have two years after turning eighteen, and the time can be extended if you have a disability. But remember, cases never get better in time. Contact us immediately to ensure your rights in the case are not lost. Watch the video to learn more. If you have additional questions regarding the timeframe or how to p...

    published: 17 Aug 2015
  • IMG 0112 Virginia Lindle Claim # 0320596120101035 video

    Hi Amanda did you ask the adjuster if that piece of metal is from the four winds Mobile home that hit me. it's not from my car. my mechanic agreed that it was from the RV. What I see from the Video Accident W Rv 7:46-Family that witness arrive 7:47-Accident (I heard from my apt)the family witnessed. They even told the other local neighbors that it was a four winds RV with a huge Americhoice flag on the Back. You see how quickly he went through the i intersection that they were careful studying it to give me the most info I could to get the insurance I would need to fix my car. No other car passes through the one way street intersection!!! 7:48:58-Neighbors (McKenzie's arrive) dog car passed them but I have Eye witness that that car didn’t hit me. 7:49:12-Witness crossed back to give...

    published: 27 Oct 2017
  • How Long Do I Have to Bring a Virginia Motorcycle Injury Claim?

    http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 In this video, Griff O'Hanlon talks about bringing motorcycle injury claims in Virginia and the statute of limitations. You should not wait too long to bring a claim because time can run out. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has represented injured riders for many years.

    published: 11 Aug 2016
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    The former employees of a Virginia Beach salon claim that managers were cutting hair -- but not cutting checks.

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Tips to Prepare for Your VA Claim Exam
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Tips to Prepare for Your VA Claim Exam

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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA, you may be asked to attend a VA claim exam, or Compensation & Pension (C&P) exam. Check out these quick tips to help you prepare for your claim exam so you know what to expect. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
https://wn.com/Tips_To_Prepare_For_Your_Va_Claim_Exam
Brunswick, VA racism claim on stop
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Brunswick, VA racism claim on stop

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The Brunswick county sheriff's office released the body cam video of an officer on a traffic stop with a woman who later claimed racism during a facebook rant. Dawn Hilton-Williams said she was bullied by a Sgt of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office during a traffic stop for speeding. "I was just bullied by a racist cop, who threatened to pull me out of the car," said Hilton-Williams in the 11-minute long Facebook video. "This is where we got lynched. This is where we got lynched, even in today's day." She was pulled over for going 70 in a 55 mph zone and when asked to sign the traffic summons, she said she was not going to sign it because she didn't see any traffic signs with the speed limit posted. The Sheriff of the county decided to release the video. "I started getting calls from citizens asking what is going on. They had seen a posting and were concerned about how I would allow it to happen," said Brunswick County Sheriff Brian Roberts, after the video went viral on Facebook.
https://wn.com/Brunswick,_Va_Racism_Claim_On_Stop
VA Claim Exams: Neurological
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VA Claim Exams: Neurological

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If you’ve submitted a disability compensation claim to VA for a neurological disability for conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, seizures or other neurological conditions, you may need to attend a VA claim exam. This quick overview video tells you the basics of what you need to know and what to expect during your claim exam. For more information, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp.
https://wn.com/Va_Claim_Exams_Neurological
10 Traps and Lies that will Ruin Your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim
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10 Traps and Lies that will Ruin Your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim

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In this new book, Virginia Workers Compensation Attorney Joseph A. Miller reveals ten of the traps and lies that can ruin your case or settlement. If you or a loved one were hurt on the job in Virginia and are thinking about settling a workers compensation case, then you must download and read this free book right away! Don’t make these mistakes and end up with anything less than Strong Justice for your work injury! Get the book for FREE: http://www.joemillerinjurylaw.com/10-traps-lies-that-will-ruin-your-va-workers-comp-case/
https://wn.com/10_Traps_And_Lies_That_Will_Ruin_Your_Virginia_Workers_Compensation_Claim
Your VA Claim Exam: Know What’s Next
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Your VA Claim Exam: Know What’s Next

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If you’ve filed a disability or pension claim, VA may ask you to attend a VA claim exam, also called a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam. A VA claim exam is one potential step in the VA claim process that helps VA gather all the medical evidence it needs to make a rating on your claim. Before you attend your VA claim exam, make sure you know what to expect. Go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claimexam.asp to learn more.
https://wn.com/Your_Va_Claim_Exam_Know_What’S_Next
Politifact Virginia- VEA Claim
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Politifact Virginia- VEA Claim

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PolitiFact Virginia checks out a claim from the Virginia Education Association. Read more at http://DecisionVirginia.com
https://wn.com/Politifact_Virginia_Vea_Claim
Black woman claims she was bullied during traffic stop in Virginia
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Black woman claims she was bullied during traffic stop in Virginia

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Black woman creates tearful video claiming she was harassed by a white cop during a traffic stop - but bodycam reveals a different story A South Carolina woman's viral video was compromised by police bodycam Dawn Hilton-Williams claimed she was bullied and harassed by a racist officer The woman was pulled over for speeding April 27, when the incident happened She claimed the experience was 'traumatic' and left her fearing for her safety and life After backlash, the Brunswick County Sheriffs Department released bodycam The footage from the department showed the cop conducting a regular stop The woman however refused to sign a ticket and the cop gave her the summons The officer told her she didn't have a choice and threatened to arrest her and impound the car, so she signed When Hilton-Williams finally signed, the officer thanked her before walking off A South Carolina woman claiming to be a victim of racism and harassment by a police officer was sorely mistaken, unedited bodycam from the traffic stop shows. Dawn Hilton-Williams released a tearful video on Facebook that shows her tell telling her side of the April 27 traffic stop story that took place in Brunswick County, Virginia while on her way back home. In the video, that has since gone viral, Hilton-Williams accuses the cop of bullying, racism and aggressive behavior. The woman said in her video: 'I just was threatened by this police officer... all of my African-American and people of color out there are going to know exactly what I'm talking about.' Hilton-Williams went on to claim the experience was 'traumatic' and left her fearing for her safety and life. The Brunswick County Sheriffs Department began receiving angry phone calls and backlash over the claims, so the department released the full bodycam footage. The footage shows the officer pulling over to the side of the road to get out of his car to inform Hilton-Williams she had been speeding. The officer begins the traffic stop by saying 'good afternoon' and introducing himself before asking for the woman's driver's license and vehicle registration. The officer said: 'The reason I am stopping you is because I caught you going 70 and the speed limit here is 55.' Hilton-Williams is then heard arguing with the cop before she tells him she hadn't seen a speed limit sign anywhere in sight. The two are then heard talking casually about the ticket before the officer returns to his vehicle. When he walks back to Hilton-Williams' car, he informs her she has been ticketed and proceeds to explain the legal guidelines. Shocked, Hilton-Williams says, 'this is a traffic summons?' before the officer replies, 'yes,' and informs her that her court date is set for June 6. She then proceeds to ask the cop where the speed limit signs are, and he replies, 'numerous places'. The woman then tells the cop she will not be paying the ticket, before he asks her to sign the ticket. Hilton-Williams says: 'I'm not going to sign that ticket,' while adding, 'but I appreciate it.' The officer replies: 'Ma'am... what you are signing here is a promise to either come to court or a promise to pre-pay. It is not an admission of guilt... It's only a promise to me that you are going to get it taken care of. 'If you refuse to sign the summons at this point, I'm going to have to get you out of this car and place you under arrest,' he says, before warning her she could have her vehicle towed. He adds: 'Yes, ma'am, you do not have a choice but to sign this summons.' Hilton-Williams then signs the ticket after listening to the orders of her cousin on the phone. When she signs, the officer tells her thank you. 'I knew you were going to sign it,' the cop said. 'Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. You have a very safe day.' In her Facebook video, Hilton-Williams said: 'I did a lot of protesting, a lot of fighting in my day, so things like this wouldn't happen,' while speaking of her alleged traumatic experience. 'I was immediately afraid... and he looked like he was ready to pull me out of the car.' She went on to show where the traffic stop happened, adding, 'this is where we got lynched. This is where we got lynched, even in today's day. 'I wish society was different, I wish it wasn’t normalized. I wish that everybody’s traffic stop was the same so that people would just feel normal.' Hilton-Williams said she plans to file a complaint against the cop, but the department confirmed the officer did not act out of order, according to WTVR.
https://wn.com/Black_Woman_Claims_She_Was_Bullied_During_Traffic_Stop_In_Virginia
What Are the Time Limits for Making a Virginia Workers Compensation Claim?
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What Are the Time Limits for Making a Virginia Workers Compensation Claim?

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Injured Workers Law Firm - Richmond, Virginia 804.755.7755 http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com There are so many deadlines and exceptions in a workers comp claim that it is really hard to explain all of them in a general way for this video. The two most important deadlines are that you must notify your employer within 30 days of your injury and that you need to file your claim for benefits with the workers compensation commission within 2 years of the date of the accident. Many times an employer will say, "You have to tell me within 24 hours that you've been injured on the job," but the law says that you have to notify the employer within 30 days that you were injured on the job. This is to give the employer an opportunity to investigate the claim, to look at the machine where you were hurt, ask other employees, "Did they see what happened?" So the employer is not prejudiced. In reality the ideal is to notify your supervisor immediately, so there is no excuse to deny and/or delay your claim. But as long as you've done it within 30 days, you have met the legal time limit for giving notice and ultimately at a hearing, which could be months away, you will win on this issue. The next important deadline is that you only have two years to file a claim for benefits with the workers' comp insurance commission, which is the state agency that regulates workers' compensation. Many people think that notifying the insurance company and/or getting medical care that the insurance company is paying for and/or a weekly check from the insurance company means that they have done all that they need to do. This is completely wrong and you must file a claim with the Workers Compensation Commission. Remember, the injured worker has the burden to prove everything about their work accident.
https://wn.com/What_Are_The_Time_Limits_For_Making_A_Virginia_Workers_Compensation_Claim
Filing for unemployment in Virginia
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Filing for unemployment in Virginia

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This video provides and overview of hearings for unemployment benefits in Virginia
https://wn.com/Filing_For_Unemployment_In_Virginia
Virginia Disability Attorney: How to Claim Disability Benefits in Virginia
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Virginia Disability Attorney: How to Claim Disability Benefits in Virginia

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http://www.ghmdisability.com/ We help Social Security disability claimants at all stages of their claims. Call Geraty, Holub & MacQueen, PLC at 1.855.282.7243 If you are thinking about applying, have had your application denied, have had your Request for Reconsideration denied, or are awaiting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, please call us today and speak directly with one of our attorneys to review your case free of charge.
https://wn.com/Virginia_Disability_Attorney_How_To_Claim_Disability_Benefits_In_Virginia
Virginia Workers' Compensation - Why was my claim denied?
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Virginia Workers' Compensation - Why was my claim denied?

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Michele Lewane, a lawyer in Virginia at the Injured Workers' Law Firm, explains some of the reasons your claim may have been denied after you were injured in a work related accident. If you're a claimant suffering from a job related injury you need to know your rights. A workplace injury is covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation laws and you have rights to benefits under these laws. For more information, visit our website: http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com http://www.injuredworkerslawfirm.com
https://wn.com/Virginia_Workers'_Compensation_Why_Was_My_Claim_Denied
What You Can Claim for in a Virginia Wrongful Death Suit
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What You Can Claim for in a Virginia Wrongful Death Suit

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  • Updated: 03 Sep 2014
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http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 Jim Hurley is an experienced injury lawyer with Cooper Hurley
https://wn.com/What_You_Can_Claim_For_In_A_Virginia_Wrongful_Death_Suit
Emotional Distress After a Virginia Car Accident - How You Can Make a Claim
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Emotional Distress After a Virginia Car Accident - How You Can Make a Claim

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http://www.cooperhurley.com | (757) 455-0077 Jim Hurley, a partner with Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia describes how you can make a claim for emotional distress after a Virginia car wreck. Car, truck and motorcycle accidents can cause a terrible emotional toll to victims. It may impact your sleep and your family relationships. The emotional distress may continue long after the pain has gone. An experienced Virginia auto accident injury lawyer can put a figure on your emotional suffering and make a claim against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. for the suffering you went through, for the emotional distress because you are injured, you are hurt. Your life is very different from before your car collision occurred. So in Virginia, under the law, emotional distress you definitely can recover for it. Oftentimes, the emotional distress is worse than any medical bills and is worse than any injury because you are so changed. Your life is so changed because of what happened to you.Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today at (757) 455-0077
https://wn.com/Emotional_Distress_After_A_Virginia_Car_Accident_How_You_Can_Make_A_Claim
Retaliation Claims in Virginia
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Retaliation Claims in Virginia

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During the last few years there has been a substantial rise in retaliation claims filed by employees as well as the expansion in the courts as to what constitutes a retaliatory claim. * According to the EEOC, since 2008 more than a third of the Charges filed with the Agency have been claims of retaliation by employees, and in 2010 more retaliation claims were filed than race discrimination claims for the first time. Retaliation claims often accompany claims of discrimination, and often present a more substantial challenge for the employer to defend than the underlying discrimination claim. * What are the basics of a retaliation claim? Essentially, an employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise "retaliate" against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. To properly state a claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, an employee must allege that: (1) the employee engaged in protected activity (2) the employer took adverse employment action against the employee (3) a causal connection existed between the protected activity and the adverse action. * In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has expanded and/or clarified the definition of an adverse action and who can sue for retaliation under Title VII. For example, in a recent case the Supreme Court unanimously held that the fiancée of an employee who filed a Charge of sex discrimination had standing to bring a retaliation claim when he was fired by the same employer three weeks after his fiancée filed her claim. This case was unique as it involved retaliation against someone other than the employee who filed the employment claim. "Title VII's antiretaliation provision prohibits any employer action that well might have dissuaded a reasonable worker from making or supporting a charge of discrimination. We think it obvious that a reasonable worker might be dissuaded from engaging in protected activity if she knew that her fiance would be fired." In sum, employers must be aware that in recent years there has been an expansion of what constitutes a retaliatory action. More subtle forms of retaliation are being recognized by the courts as actionable claims. Therefore, employers should have a legitimate (and preferably a documented) non-retaliatory reason for taking an adverse employment action against an employee who has raised a claim of discrimination or participated in the investigatory process of a discrimination claim.
https://wn.com/Retaliation_Claims_In_Virginia