Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Led to 450 Workers’ Comp Claims

December 11, 2019

Workers’ compensation claims have emerged as another yardstick for measuring the devastation of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that 450 city employees have filed for workers’ compensation benefits. The vast majority of the claims are for mental health reasons.

The claims illustrate the long recovery that often follows a mass shooting. The May 31 massacre claimed 12 lives after a city engineer opened fire in a municipal building. The shooter was killed by police.

Mayor Bobby Dyer said last month that city employees, family members, chaplains, first responders and others have been traumatized.

Workers’ compensation provides lost wages and medical coverage to workers who are injured on the job.

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  • December 17, 2019 at 10:45 am
    Jon says:
    That's a terrifying experience, I'm glad no one was injured and no lasting damage was caused, however my point stands. Just because one person doesn't have any lasting trauma ... read more
  • December 17, 2019 at 10:43 am
    Jon says:
    Nah, because as proven, the board will just exist with their nonsense and no counterpoint. I'd rather watch the whole thing burn than sit idly by and let these goobers continu... read more
  • December 16, 2019 at 6:07 pm
    jON says:
    To be fair, you're probably right. I don't have an issue with that. The issue I have is that you stoop to their level of spite and pettiness. Then think you aren't part of the... read more

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