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Medicare and Workers’ Compensation- Prevention of Double Recovery

The reason for a Medical Set-Aside (MSA) is to prevent a double recovery. Simply, the federal government, through its Medicare program, believes that your worker’s compensation benefits are the primary source for payment of worker related injury expenses. Medicare wants to make sure injured workers are not paid twice, once by Workers’ Compensation carrier and …

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What Is the Medicare Set-Aside Requirement (MSA)?

Part and parcel of any settlement calculation of a workers’ compensation claim is figuring the costs of future medical care. Ideally, the calculations will be perfect and the money the insurance company pays for your medical care matches what you actually need during your lifetime. Often, though, the calculation is not correct and you end …

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Rehabilitation Transportation Costs and Other Costs

The employee is entitled to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in meeting with and complying with the Vocational Rehabilitation Officer. This includes mileage costs to see the VCR for rehabilitation meetings and the mileage cost to attend interviews, obtain and return applications

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The Role of the Employee’s Lawyer in Vocational Rehabilitation

The employee is entitled to hire an attorney to represent his worker’s compensation cases. Our firm strongly suggests every claimant have qualified Virginia legal Workers Compensation counsel. The Guidelines from the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission directly address the role of the employee’s attorney as follows:

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Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.