Injured in a work-related accident? Is that injury now presenting you with long-term issues that prevent you from returning to work? Don’t worry. Virginia state law has a legal avenue for you to seek financial compensation for your losses. The Workers’ Comp process is a legal procedure that allows an employee to recoup money if they’re hurt at work. However, it’s not always easy. That’s why state law also allows injured employees to consult an attorney about their claim. Pathfinder Injury Law can help you understand the Workers’ Compensation process and the procedures that govern filing a claim. Our professional help can increase your chances of winning your claim and receiving the maximum benefits.
Virginia state law requires every employer with more than two employees to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. If an employee receives an injury while completing their job-related duties, they can file a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to collect financial restitution for their costs. Employees can use the Workers’ Comp process to apply for several financial benefits including:
When you file a Workers’ Comp claim, there’s a specific process you’ll need to follow. This includes:
If you don’t follow the correct procedure when you pursue your Workers’ Compensation claim in Virginia, you may lose your case on a technicality. For example, if you don’t report your injury to your employer within 30 days, you’ll lose your ability to claim benefits. You can also lose your claim if you fail to file your appeal within Virginia’s two-year statute of limitations. It’s easy to miss these kinds of deadlines. That’s where we can help. Pathfinder Injury Law has years of experience helping our clients pursue their claims. We can leverage that experience to help you pursue yours. Call (804) 505-0633 for your no-obligation consultation.