Virginia Workers’ Compensation Process

Need Help with the Workers’ Comp Process in Virginia?

Injured in a work-related accident? Is that injury now presenting you with long-term issues that prevent you from returning to work? Don’t worry. Virginia state law has a legal avenue for you to seek financial compensation for your losses. The Workers’ Comp process is a legal procedure that allows an employee to recoup money if they’re hurt at work. However, it’s not always easy. That’s why state law also allows injured employees to consult an attorney about their claims. Pathfinder Injury Law can help you understand the Workers’ Compensation process and the procedures that govern filing a claim. Our professional help can increase your chances of winning your claim and receiving the maximum benefits.

Learn More About the VA Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

Virginia state law requires every employer with more than two employees to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. If an employee receives an injury while completing their job-related duties, they can file a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to collect financial restitution for their costs. Employees can use the Workers’ Comp process to apply for several financial benefits including:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Permanent loss of use
  • Permanent total disability

The Workers’ Compensation Procedure

When you file a Workers’ Comp claim, there’s a specific process you’ll need to follow. This includes:

  1. Informing your employer about your workplace injury
  2. Asking for a panel of doctors to see for your injured body part
  3. Filing a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission for benefits
  4. Agreeing to benefits with the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier OR having your claim denied by work comp officials
  5. Interacting in the discovery process, including depositions
  6. Going to hearing or settling your case
  7. Appealing the decision if not in your favor at hearing

If you don’t follow the correct procedure when you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim in Virginia, you may lose your case on a technicality. For example, if you don’t report your injury to your employer within 30 days, you’ll lose your ability to claim benefits. You can also lose your claim if you fail to file your appeal within Virginia’s two-year statute of limitations. It’s easy to miss these kinds of deadlines. That’s where we can help. Pathfinder Injury Law has years of experience helping our clients pursue their claims. We can leverage that experience to help you pursue yours. Call 804-505-0633 for your no-obligation consultation.

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