Recently, we discussed how Virginia’s workers’ compensation insurance can help Virginia workers who are injured by workplace accidents on the job. Workers’ compensation can help injured workers when they are unable to work by providing for their medical bills, lost wages, retraining, compensation for a permanent disability and benefits to surviving family members if an employee is killed on the job. These benefits can be a major advantage for an injured employee and allow the worker to focus on recovery after the workplace accident.
Although the workers’ compensation system can be helpful for injured employees it can have confusing rules and hoops for injured employees to understand. Our firm has been helping injured workers with their workers’ compensation claims since 1954. We can help injured workers file a claim and answer any questions they may have.
If your medical issue is complex, your employer asks you to return earlier than expected, your employer disputes the severity of your injuries or if you’re considering a lump sum payout of your benefits, you may have legal rights. Our firm can help review and discus a person’s case. Our attorneys can make sure people are receiving the benefits that they deserve.
In addition to workers’ compensation you may also be eligible for Social Security disability. If you are no longer able to work because of an accident our attorneys can help you file for Society Security disability benefits. The application for these benefits can be complicated and our experienced attorneys are here to help. If your initial claim is denied, we can also help with an appeal. Please see our website for more information on how we can help those injured at work.