When you are injured at work, it’s likely that no one will tell you or give you information containing all of the information you need to understand the potential workers’ compensation benefits you can receive or the claims process that you need to know about so you can protect your rights. Here, we answer the most frequently asked questions that people have in the weeks following a work related injury.
If you don’t find the answers to all of your injury questions here, we encourage you to contact us for answers to questions specific to your case. The consultation is free and confidential.
What are my Rights and Responsibilities to pursue a workers’ compensation claim?
How long do I have to report my work injury to my employer?
How do I report my injury?
Am I responsible for actually filing a claim for workers’ compensation?
I don’t want any trouble at work or to lose my job, what should I do?
How much do I get paid and for how long?
What if I get paid less after my injury?
Can I get reimbursed for time taken off for doctor appointments related to my work injury?
Can I get a cost of living adjustment?
What happens if I lose permanent function of a body part?
What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?
What is the truth about LIFETIME medical benefits?
What happens when the doctor says I am at maximum medical improvement?
What if I cannot afford the gas money to get to physical therapy?
What happens if I die?
What are job re-training and vocational rehabilitation benefits?
What can I expect when I meet with a vocational rehabilitation counselor?
Must I go to the job interview?
What if I can never return to work after my injury, can I get paid for life?
Can I settle my claim?
When should I settle my claim?
How long does short term disability in Virginia workers’ compensation cases?
Will my Virginia unemployment benefits affect my workers’ compensation benefits?
What happens if Medicaid is paying for my medical care?
How will my Social Security Disability benefits be impacted by my workers’ compensation benefits?
What does Medicare have to do with my workers’ compensation claim when I haven’t even filed Medicare?
What is a Medicare Set aside?
What is a third party claim?
What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and a “workers’ compensation claim?”
Why does workers’ compensation have to know about my auto accident?
Are you joking? Workers’ compensation gets my money from my auto accident claim?
Should I talk to my doctor about my work restrictions?
My Nurse Case Manager is trying to get my doctor to change my treatment plan, work restrictions, etc. What should I do?
My Nurse Case Manager wants to switch my treating physician but I don’t agree. What should I do?
The adjuster/rep doesn’t respond to me, never returns my calls. What should I do?
My wage check is often/always late. What should I do?
I’ve been waiting for approval of medical care/prescriptions but can’t get it. What should I do?
What documentation will I need when filing a workers’ compensation claim?
I filed a claim but there’s been no response.
What mistakes do I need to avoid or be aware of when handling my workers’ compensation claim?
My workers’ compensation claim was denied, what should I do?
What happens at a deposition?
What is needed to prove my Virginia workers’ compensation claim?
What happens at a hearing?
I got a disease from work, can this be covered?
I was hurt at work, how can my claim be denied?
If I had/have a pre-existing injury will it be difficult to prove my workers’ compensation claim or get workers’ compensation benefits?
I was on a business trip and got hurt in the hotel. Can I collect workers’ compensation benefits?
I was injured on a construction site while I was working as an independent contractor. Can I still get Virginia worker’s compensation benefits for my injury?
If I suffer from a severe chronic illness that my doctor believes is related to the work I do in Virginia, should I consider workers’ compensation?
Does an amputation injury require special procedures under Virginia workers’ compensation?