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Essential Elements of a Successful Workers’ Comp Claim

Written by Bryn Swartz on .
When you’re hurt in the workplace, it’s not always easy to get the benefits you’re entitled to as a Virginia worker. You may be denied your Workers’ Comp benefits by your employer, which could leave you struggling to overcome your losses following the work accident. So what are the essential elements of a successful Workers’ Comp claim? If you’re not sure where to start on your claim, make sure you have all the pieces you need for a successful claim. Evidence for Your Claim First, you’ll need to gather evidence of your work-related injury. Employers and insurance companies often try to deny that the injury was serious enough to offer Worke…

Automated Warehouse Injuries: Amazon Workers Protection

Written by Bryn Swartz on .
Automation has sped up the packing process in many Amazon warehouses across the United States. But that doesn’t mean these warehouses are safer for workers. You may be one of many people who have suffered serious injuries because of the robots involved in automation. If you’ve suffered an automated warehouse injury as an Amazon worker, you need to know that you have options to recover benefits. If you’re concerned about getting your Workers’ Comp benefits, or if you’ve already been denied your benefits, reach out to a Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer to see about getting compensated fairly. How Do Automated Warehouse Injuries Happen? Amazon’s…

Steps to Prepare For Your Workers’ Comp Hearing

Written by Bryn Swartz on .
One moment, you’re doing your job, without any trouble to worry about. The next, you’ve been seriously injured. Now you’re struggling to get compensated for the injuries you suffered. You may be worried about the right steps to take before a Workers’ Comp hearing. Recovering from a work injury can be tough, especially if you’re appealing a Workers’ Compensation denial. Luckily, your lawyer can help you take the right steps before your court date arrives. Check out the steps below to help turn your Workers’ Comp hearing into a success. Gathering Evidence When you’re initially denied Workers’ Comp benefits for your losses, you may need to ga…

Happy Birthday to Pathfinder Injury Law!

Written by Bryn Swartz on .
OK, so we’re a law firm, and law firms can’t eat cake. Plus, nobody’s having birthday parties these days anyway—or at least they shouldn’t be. But on this occasion of Pathfinder’s first birthday, we thought it would be cool to share our origin story and reflect on what the past year has brought.  The interesting thing about Pathfinder’s birthday is that it’s also the birthday of our son, James Kenneth Swartz (aka “Spud”). If you read between the lines there, you might ask yourself, “Why would anybody in their right mind start a law firm the same day their first child is born?”  It’s a totally valid question, and the a…
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