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October 28, 2020

How to Prepare for a Virginia Workers Comp Hearing

After a serious work injury, you may have been denied workers compensation after reporting your injury. Now, you’ll need to dispute your employer and their workers comp insurer. 

If you’re unsure how to prepare for a Virginia workers comp hearing, reach out to a dedicated lawyer at Pathfinder Injury Law. We can help you prepare for your Virginia workers comp hearing and represent you throughout the appeal process.

Gather Evidence 

Before your hearing, you need to look at the reason for your denial. Your denial letter can show you why your claim was denied, as well as what you’ll need to prepare for your hearing. 

For example, let’s say you’re unable to perform at your job because of work-related hearing loss. The insurance company may deny you on the grounds that you don’t have enough evidence of hearing loss. In this case, you and your workers comp lawyer in Virginia may turn to your doctor for further exams and expert testimony. 

Calculate Your Workers Comp Benefits

During your Virginia workers comp hearing, you have a chance to demand the benefits you need for your injuries. These benefits may include wage replacement, coverage for medical expenses, and more. 

If you don’t have the right tools, that is easier said than done. Luckily, your workers comp lawyer in Virginia can help. They have the tools you need to show the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission how much your claim is worth. This includes calculating current future medical expenses, for example. 

Get a Workers Comp Lawyer’s Help Before Your Hearing 

When you’re hurt in a work accident and your employer won’t pay, you may need to prepare for a Virginia workers comp hearing. The problem is, you may not have the tools you need to prepare for your workers comp hearing. At Pathfinder Injury Law, we’re ready to lead you through your hearing, starting with a free consultation. Call 804-505-0633 or complete the online contact form below to learn more. 

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