If you’ve been hurt at work in Richmond, or anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, why should you hire a workers’ compensation attorney?
Workers’ compensation insurance protects an employer when an employee is injured during the normal course or scope of his or her employment. Though the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted to protect workers and pay for their medical care when they do get injured, there are unfortunate loopholes in the law that favor the employer and the insurance company during the claims process. It’s very difficult for an employee with no experience in the system to represent themselves successfully against their employer’s insurance company. An experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorney can successfully navigate our state’s system to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay For?
Workers’ compensation entitles you to:
The complexity of Virginia’s workers’ compensation law merits an expert opinion to ensure that your case is handled fairly and that you get the maximum settlement possible.
When You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company wants to settle your case for the least amount possible, and as quickly as possible. The insurance representative assigned to your case may be a very nice person, but that person is not looking out for your best interests as an injured worker. He or she works for the insurance company that is paid by your employer. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will look out for your best interests as a claimant.
Following are some potential red flags that should alert you to the fact that you need to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer immediately:
Some employers resent workers’ comp claims and may show it by demoting, slashing hours, reducing salaries or firing the injured employee. It’s illegal to discriminate against an employee who was injured at work because he filed a claim. Call us immediately if this happens.
If you have been injured at work or through the negligence of another individual or entity, contact us at Call (804) 999-9999 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve.