Virginia Work Injury Lawyer

Hurt in a Virginia work accident? Your injury lawyer can help you get compensated when you’re hurt on the job.

No matter where you work, you can be injured at any time. When that happens, you may have trouble getting compensated for your injuries. You’re certain you have Workers’ Comp benefits, but you may be unsure how to take advantage of these benefits in Virginia.

That’s where Pathfinder Injury Law can help. Talk to a Virginia work injury lawyer about your injuries and your potential benefits after your accident.

Eligibility for Virginia Work Injury Compensation

One of your first concerns may be about whether you’re eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Here’s the good news—almost all workers in Virginia can be eligible for Workers’ Compensation. Any employer with three or more employees must provide Workers’ Comp benefits.

But things are more complicated for those listed as independent contractors. If you believe you should be counted as an employee, your work injury lawyer can help you build a case to prove you were acting as an employee in order to seek the coverage you need.

Benefits for Injured Virginia Workers

Before you get your Workers’ Comp benefits, you need to know what benefits you’re eligible for. Below are some of the workers comp benefits you may receive after a work injury:

  • Medical Cost Coverage – You shouldn’t have to pay for a work injury. Your benefits should include all your medical expenses, including the costs of travel and specialists, if needed.
  • Temporary Partial Disability Benefits – If you can return to work at all, you may be unable to do your old job. In these cases, your disability benefits should be added to your claim. These will be based on a portion of your pre-injury wages.
  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits – When you’re completely unable to work, your benefits should cover your needs. Total disability benefits cover up to two-thirds of your original wages while you’re unable to work.
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits – When you suffer an injury to an arm, leg, eye, ear, or have permanent disfigurement, you may be able to obtain compensation for damage to these body parts.

What if My Virginia Work Injury Claim Is Denied?

If your Virginia worker injury claim is denied, don’t panic—you’re not out of options for your Workers’ Comp claim. You have a chance to appeal that denial with a work injury lawyer.

Your lawyer can gather evidence that shows you’re due Workers’ Comp. For example, if the insurance company claims there’s not enough evidence of your injuries, your lawyer may speak with your doctor about your injuries.

Once they have the needed evidence, your lawyer can represent you in a hearing with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. During your hearing, they’ll present your evidence, which can be key to getting your claim approved.

Let a Virginia Work Injury Attorney Guide You Through the Process

So you’ve been injured at work. Now what? First, don’t panic. There are several steps you can take in order to make things a little easier:

  • Report Your Injury: As soon as you’re able, make sure you report your injury to your employer. Prompt reporting is important to try and avoid having your claim denied. Employers, at this point, will have to provide you with options for physicians so you can get treatment.
  • Keep Track of Everything: When getting treatment, it’s important to keep track of everything. Missed days, lost wages, out of pocket expenses—it’s better to have too much information than too little.
  • Contact a Work Injury Lawyer: Facing a worker’s comp case can be frightening, so it can be helpful to find an attorney for assistance. Pathfinder Injury Law is here to help explain the specifics of Virginia work injury law and guide you through your case.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer in Virginia

After a work injury, you need Workers’ Comp benefits that cover your needs. From your initial medical care to your disability benefits, you should receive the help you need for your injuries. But what if you have some trouble getting your benefits in Virginia?

Pathfinder Injury Law cares deeply about our clients and invests ourselves in your struggle, putting in the hard work to help you achieve positive results. Our expertise—combined with our care and our friendly approach—help not just to guide clients through their cases, but to put their minds at ease. Want to learn more? Give us a call at (804) 505-0633 today to get your free no-obligation consultation.

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