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October 28, 2020

What Does Workers Comp Cover in Virginia?

After a serious work injury, you could be in a tough financial position. You’re hurt, you need funds to support yourself, and you’re unable to work. You may be eligible for a workers comp claim, but what does workers comp cover in Virginia? 

At Pathfinder Injury Law, we’re here to guide you to the workers comp settlement you’re due. If you’re not sure what you’re eligible for after a work accident, reach out for help from our lawyers. Continue reading to learn more.

Medical Bills

After a serious work injury, you don’t have to pay for your medical care yourself. Although you’ll need to visit a doctor your employer chooses, you can get coverage for all your medical bills following your work injury. 

These benefits should cover all your other medical expenses, too. For example, you may have to travel out of your town to see a specialist about your injury. Your Virginia medical benefits should cover both the doctor’s fees and your travel expenses. 

Disability Benefits

You may be unable to work, but that doesn’t mean you can get by without an income. You still need some wage replacement benefits to cover your daily expenses and needs. 

Your disability benefits should cover these losses. These benefits cover two-thirds of the income you would have received if you were able to work. If you’re able to work but are put on lighter duty, your workers comp should cover a portion of the difference between your current and former wages. 

Death Benefits

When a loved one dies in a work accident, the surviving family could be eligible for workers comp benefits. The families of Virginia workers can rely on death benefits to cover up to $10,000 in burial expenses, as well as some wage replacement. 

As with disability benefits, these benefits should cover two-thirds of their lost wages for the surviving spouse and dependent children. These benefits continue until you remarry if you’re a spouse, or until you turn eighteen if you’re a dependent.

Get Compensated with a Workers Comp Lawyer in Virginia 

After a work accident, you need workers comp benefits that cover your losses after a work accident. But what does workers comp cover in Virginia? If you have questions about your benefits and what you’ll receive if you’re hurt, you may need a lawyer at Pathfinder Injury Law to guide you. For a free consultation, call us at 804-505-0633 or complete the online contact form below. 

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