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Virginia worker killed in power line accident

Without electricity, the world would be a very different place. Therefore, a stable and reliable supply of electricity is important for most Virginia residents. In order to ensure that people have the electricity they need, power company workers risk their physical safety to install and maintain electrical lines. While this job is often done without issues, when workplace accidents happen for these worker, death or serious injury is likely.

The worker's responsibility, per Virginia's workers' comp law

As residents in Danville, Virginia, most likely know, most Virginia workers are covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. If a worker is injured on the job or contracts an occupational disease, then the worker should follow the steps outlined by the state's workers' compensation laws to gain compensation for the injury or condition suffered.

Two workers fall 40 feet during Danville steam plant demolition

It is undeniable that working in the construction industry is one of the most inherently dangerous jobs in the United States. A recent incident in Danville, Virginia, where two people were seriously injured, once again highlights the risks associated with construction jobs.

WCC provides disabled workers the right to seek benefits

Virginia employers are legally required to provide workers' compensation benefits which function as a contingency insurance plan to address compensating a worker who is severely injured while on the job. Often workers find themselves at a disadvantage trying to prove their need for workers' compensation when pitted against an employer's legal heavyweights who want to prove that the worker's injury was not sustained during the course of employment but may be a pre-existing injury or medical condition not covered by workers compensation.

Sawdust at sawmill traps and kills man in pickup truck

Few, if any, workers go to the job expecting a workday to be their last day alive. Even so, death on the job is a sudden and horrific reality for hundreds of Americans every year. In Virginia, workers are injured every day because of unsafe working conditions. For this reason, workplace safety is a primary concern for the state as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Labor, both of which have issued guidelines that every employer must follow to ensure the workplace is safe and workers are protected from physical and psychological trauma.

We help resolve workers' compensation claims in Virginia

Most employers in Virginia are required to provide workers' compensation insurance by law. Workers' compensation is a form of self-insurance by the employer that ensures that all workers injured in a workplace accident or incident can apply for and received workers' compensation payments. Attorney Carter Craig has represented many injured Virginia workers to help these injured employees receive the benefits owed them.

How Alternative Dispute Resolution helps Virginia's workers

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a holistic approach adopted by Virginia to facilitate better communication between workers and employers in the event of workplace accidents. It can be an effective alternative to litigation for resolving workers' compensation issues.

Benefits covered by workers' compensation in Virginia

When an employee suffers injury or illness because of work-related activities, that worker and family members must address a number of difficulties. To address those concerns, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission offers certain benefits to disabled workers. To access these benefits, an injured worker must file a separate claim with the VWCC, in addition to any payments or settlements made by the employer or the insurance claim administrator.

What to do if you are denied workers' compensation in Virginia

All employees in Virginia are entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they have sustained a workplace injury. Unfortunately, many times, employers deny these benefits to workers, who eventually have to file a legal claim in order to obtain compensation for medical and other bills generated as a result of the injury. All too often, the process of filing a workers compensation claim is adversarial and difficult.

Worker's compensation claims and disputes in Virginia

Workers in Virginia who are exposed to hazardous work environments may fall victim to workplace accidents. Oftentimes, these work-related injuries occur during working hours and drive low-wage workers deeper into poverty, pushing the workers into economic hardship. Workers in Virginia are entitled to file a claim for worker's compensation benefits under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act if they are injured on the job.

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