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October 28, 2020

Virginia Work Injury Lawyer

Hurt in a Virginia work accident? Your injury lawyer can help you get compensated when you’re hurt on the job.

No matter where you work, you can be injured at any time. When that happens, you may have trouble getting compensated for your injuries. You’re certain you have workers comp benefits, but you may be unsure how to take advantage of these benefits in Virginia. 

That’s where Pathfinder Injury Law can help. Talk to a Virginia work injury lawyer about your injuries and your potential benefits after your accident. 

Eligibility for Virginia Work Injury Compensation

One of your first concerns may be about whether you’re eligible for workers compensation benefits. Here’s the good news—almost all workers in Virginia can be eligible for workers compensation. Any employer with three or more employees must provide workers comp benefits. 

But things are more complicated for those listed as independent contractors. If you believe you should be counted as an employee, your work injury lawyer can help you build a case to prove you were acting as an employee in order to seek the coverage you need. 

Benefits for Injured Virginia Workers 

Before you get your workers comp benefits, you need to know what benefits you’re eligible for. Below are some of the workers comp benefits you may receive after a work injury: 

  • Medical Cost Coverage – You shouldn’t have to pay for a work injury. Your benefits should include all your medical expenses, including the costs of travel and specialists, if needed. 
  • Temporary Partial Disability Benefits – If you can return to work at all, you may be unable to do your old job. In these cases, your disability benefits should be added to your claim. These will be based on a portion of your pre-injury wages.
  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits – When you’re completely unable to work, your benefits should cover your needs. Total disability benefits cover up to two-thirds of your original wages while you’re unable to work. 
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits – When you suffer an injury to an arm, leg, eye, ear, or have permanent disfigurement, you may be able to obtain compensation for damage to these body parts.

What if My Virginia Work Injury Claim Is Denied? 

If your Virginia worker injury claim is denied, don’t panic—you’re not out of options for your workers comp claim. You have a chance to appeal that denial with a work injury lawyer. 

Your lawyer can gather evidence that shows you’re due workers comp. For example, if the insurance company claims there’s not enough evidence of your injuries, your lawyer may speak with your doctor about your injuries. 

Once they have the needed evidence, your lawyer can represent you in a hearing with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. During your hearing, they’ll present your evidence, which can be key to getting your claim approved. 

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer in Virginia 

After a work injury, you need workers comp benefits that cover your needs. From your initial medical care to your disability benefits, you should receive the help you need for your injuries. But what if you have some trouble getting your benefits in Virginia? 

At Pathfinder Injury Law, we’re here to help you get your benefits. Your Virginia work injury lawyer can help you find a way to the benefits you need, starting with a free consultation. Call 804-505-0633 or complete the online contact form below to take advantage of our services. 

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