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Questions to Ask a Workers Comp Lawyer

When you’re hurt in a work-related accident, you may have plenty of questions about your workers comp claim. You may be struggling to get the answers you need, and you may have trouble getting these answers on your own. 

Because of this, you may need to speak with a workers comp lawyer before your claim goes to court. These claims can be confusing, and if you’re struggling to get answers, it can be easy to make mistakes. Luckily, your lawyer is here to help you avoid any problems that can impact your claim. Check out the following questions, and talk to a lawyer if you have more questions about your case. 

When will I receive my workers comp benefits? 

When you’re hurt in a work accident, you should receive your benefits as soon as possible. You only have thirty days to file, which is supposed to help speed up the process. Unfortunately, you may have been denied, which can drag out your case even longer. 

Because of this, your workers comp lawyer can’t give you an exact date that you’ll receive your benefits. There’s no set answer for how long Virginia workers comp settlements take. But your lawyer can represent you in court and help you get your benefits as soon as possible. 

If I was partly at fault for the work accident, can I still get a settlement? 

In Virginia, workers comp cases are no-fault. That means even if you were partly at fault for the accident, your employer is still responsible for your injuries.

For example, you may have not looked both ways while crossing an area of the floor, and you didn’t see another worker driving through with a forklift. While failing to look may have been a part of your accident, you’re not barred from seeking workers comp benefits. 

What benefits am I due after a work accident? 

If you’re not sure what benefits you’re due, talk to your lawyer about seeking out the following workers comp benefits:

  • Medical Benefits – When you’re hurt in a work accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical recovery. Talk to your lawyer about getting your bills covered. 
  • Wage Replacement – You may be unable to work, but you still need an income. Your wage replacement benefits can cover a portion of your income until you’re able to return to your job. 
  • Death Benefits – Losing a spouse or parent is already difficult emotionally. Your death benefits can help with the financial side, covering a portion of their lost wages until remarriage, or for life, in some cases. 

Get Answers from a Workers Comp Lawyer 

If you’ve been injured on the job in Virginia, you may be left with more questions than answers. Luckily, a lawyer at Pathfinder Injury Law can help. Starting with a free consultation, you can get the answers you need when you’re hurt and suffering. Reach out for your free consultation by calling 804-505-0633 or by completing the online contact form below. 

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