In its review, the court was tasked with determining whether Walker's claim was barred by the statute of limitations from the Workers' Compensation Act. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto In its review, the court was tasked with determining whether the worker’s claim was barred by the statute of limitations from Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Virginia court reversed a holding by a workers’ compensation commission after concluding that an injured corrections officer’s claim for temporary total disability was timely filed within two years of receiving qualifying wages.

Plaintiff Lucinda Walker injured her ankle while working for the Virginia Department of Corrections. The department agreed that it would pay for medical benefits connected to her injury, with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission entering an award agreement formalizing it, according to the Virginia Court of Appeals opinion.


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