Rated Best Workers Comp Lawyer in Central Virginia
About Jerry LutkenhausVirginia Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Attorney for 35 years, rated "superb" by AVVO, and rated best workers compensation lawyer in Central Virginia in Richmond Magazine. I have been representing injured and disabled workers on their claims, appeals and disputes in the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, Virginia Court of Appeals, Virginia Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts. Frequent lecturer for Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
- Social Security Disability/SSI
- Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
- Social Security Disability
- Contingent Fees
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Owner , Law Office of Jerry Lutkenhaus|
|Law Office dedicated to provide aggressive legal services for the injured and disabled worker in the areas of Virginia Workers Compensation & Social Security Disability|
|Managing Attorney, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society|
|University of Iowa||J.D.|
|Iowa State University||B.S.||History and English|
|Honors: Phi Alpha Theta Honorary|
|Committee Chairman||West Richmond Rotary||2013-2014|
|Guest Lecturer||Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||2012-2012|
|Adjunct Professor||J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College||2001-2002|
|Superb Rating 10.0, Avvo|
|Service Award, West Richmond Rotary|
|Superb Rating, Avvo|
|In 2010 and 2011 I was awarded AVVO's highest rating.|
|Highest Rating for Legal Excellence AV, Martindale Hubbell|
|This reflects their highest rating for legal ability & ethics.|
|Slected as Best Attorney for Workers Compensation in Central Virginia, Richmond Magazine|
|This was based on a survey of 2,000 lawyers in the Richmond area.|
|Service Award, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society|
|Member, Henrico Bar Association|
|Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association|
|member, National Organization of Social Security Represenatives|
|Member, Richmond Bar Association|
|Member, Virginia State Bar|
|Member, Iowa State Bar Association|
|Virginia Workers Compensation & Social Security Attorney: Jerry Lutkenhaus - Richmond, VA|
Richmond,Virginia Lawyer for Workers Compensation and Disability
http://www.superpages.com/bp/Richmond-VA/Virginia-Workers-Compensation-Lawyer-Social-Security-Disabi ...http://www.superpages.com/bp/Richmond-VA/Virginia-Workers-Compensation-Lawyer-Social-Security-Disability-Attorney-L0005288396.htm?lbp=1 Rated Best Lawyer in Central Virginia in Richmond Magazine & Disability Lawyer for over 35 years with Free Consultation by Telephone for your Injury or Disability. We represent people on appeals, claims, denials, and injury and disability claims. Hide
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Q. i recently took a psychological evaluation orderd by my therapist for anxiety, panic attacks, major depression disorder
A: Yes,many evaluation could affect a case for Social Security Disability. The issue will be whether with these impairments you can still function in a simple non-stressful job.
Q. If I sell a capital asset (inherited farmland) will it affect my social security retirement benefits?
A: No assets does not affect the receipt of Social Security Disability benefits.
Q. My workmens comp co wants a recorded statement. How much time do I have to get an attorney before they can force issue
A: As a Virginia Workers Compensation lawyer, I can tell you there is no set time for providing a recorded statement. However, the problem is the insurance company will probably not pay medical expenses or compensation until after a recorded statement. It may be wise to consult a workers compensation lawyer before providing a statement.
Q. My WC claim was denied, I was advised to retain an attorney, is that necessary
A: If your Virginia workers compensation claim is denied, you need to file a Claim for Benefits with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission. It is always wise to at least consult an experienced workers compensation lawyer about your case. Many lawyers will provide free consultations.
Q. if you withdraw from a WC claim, do you have to pay the fee for your lawyer as well as the other sides lawyer?
A: You need to review the contract you signed with your workers compensation lawyer. You may have agreed to an hourly rate or a contingency fee. If an hourly rate, then the lawyer can charge for the hours he has worked on your case. If the contract is based on a contingency (meaning a settlement or recovery) then you may not owe anything.
Q. I had surgery for broken spine from work injury 5 years ago. Still heavy laborer, getting worse. Can I file now?
A: If this all happened five (5) years ago the time limit may have passed. You need to speak to a New York Workers Compensation lawyer immediately. You should not delay.
Q. If I was recieving unemployment when I filed for social security disability will it decrease the amount I was approved
A: I don't practice in your state but I have practiced Social Security Disability in Virginia for 35 years. I can tell you Social Security will not reduce its benefits due to your receipt of unemployment compensation. On the other hand some states do reduce unemployment compensation if one has other sources of income such as Social Security.
Q. Do I have to see an insurance company doctor about my injury in Virginia?
A: Even if have a treating doctor for your injury, the insurance company is allowed to have you examined one time by an insurance company doctor. Usually, the insurance company is only allowed one examination per specialty. The insurance company is not allowed a second examination in the same specialty without the permission of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission. I base this opinion on 35 years of WC experience representing injured workers in Virginia.
Q. I have recently applied for social security disability benefits. Does re-opening an old workers comp claim affect SSD?
A: I practice WC and SS law in Virginia so I can only give you information and I cannot give you legal advice. I can tell you if you receive WC weekly payments and SS monthly benefits for the same time period your SS benefits can be reduced if the combination of WC benefits and SS benefits exceeds 80% of what the SSA deems to be your average weekly wage.
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