When an workplace accident gets you down, a Workers’ Comp lawyer in Loudoun County can help you get back on your feet.
After an accident, many workers are unaware of the benefits that may be available to them. A Loudoun County Workers’ Comp lawyer can fight for your right to fair compensation.
Workplace injuries can be debilitating, discouraging, and life changing. Seemingly overnight, you could go from enjoying the life you’re accustomed to, to struggling with the basic aspects of getting around and going to work.
Work injuries are common enough that almost all companies in Virginia are legally required to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance. Some of the more frequent work injuries could include:
Sometimes, Loudoun County workplace injuries can even result in the death of your loved one. For this reason, death benefits are just one of the range of benefits that could potentially be available to you as the family member or dependent of a deceased worker. In other cases, benefits such as medical compensation, short- and long-term disability, or even vocational rehabilitation could be awarded.
The nature of your accident will impact the steps you take following your accident. Perhaps you’ve suffered a blow to the head and you’ve passed out. In such a case, it’s likely that your supervisor will already be informed of your injuries.
If you’ve been injured and are able, try to capture as many images as possible of the details of your injury. This could include taking pictures of your injuries, seeking medical treatment as soon as possible, and getting the testimony of a colleague’s witness to your accident.
Just because your claim has been rejected doesn’t mean you’re out of options. Workers’ Compensation companies operate like any other: They’re looking to protect their bottom line. Sometimes, when your claim for the benefits you need is rejected, you need to take action by appealing the decision.
Filing for a request of reconsideration with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) could get a commissioner to overturn a decision you feel was incorrect. Keep in mind appeals are governed by a two-year deadline, and any request submitted after the deadline has passed could be thrown out.
When it comes to receiving fair compensation for your workplace injuries, don’t let an insurance company refuse you the coverage you deserve. At our firm, we take pride in the work we do on behalf of injured Virginia workers.
If you need help with your case, a dedicated Loudoun County Workers’ Comp lawyer from Pathfinder Injury Law can help. Call 804-505-0633 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a free consultation.