Workers in Virginia have a variety of protections in place to help them if they are injured at work. Workplace accidents can be scary and leave workers with debilitating injuries. As people recover from injuries, they may be unable to work and therefore suffer financial harm. This harm can be increased as individuals pay for extensive medical treatment following an injury.
In order to ensure that workers are not placed in financial harm following a workplace accident, workers' compensation laws are in place. Workers' compensation laws give employees the right seek compensation for workplace accidents. Workers are entitled to this compensation no matter what caused the accident. In other words, an employer does not need to be negligent in order for an employee to qualify for workers' compensation benefits.
However, this does not mean that it is always easy to apply for workers' compensation benefits. In fact, applying for workers' compensation can be a difficult and arduous process. Workers who are suffering from an injury may not realize all of the steps that they need to take.
Workers who have been injured on-the-job may want to seek legal help to obtain workers' compensation benefits. With the help of an attorney, individuals can protect their legal right to compensation. The attorneys at our law firm have years of experience working on workers' compensation cases.
We can help individuals understand their legal rights and take the necessary steps in order to procure them. Our compassionate and competent attorneys can gather evidence and file claims with the appropriate state authorities. For more information about workers' compensation benefits in Virginia and about our law firm, please see our workers' compensation webpage.