After suffering a work-related injury that results in the permanent loss of use of a body part, you may be entitled to a period of compensation based upon your previous wages, the affected body part and how complete the loss of use is. This type of Virginia Workers’ Compensation is known as permanent partial disability benefits and only includes certain body parts as eligible for an injured worker’s claim.
Injured workers in Virginia may be able to seek compensation for several months following the loss of use for the following 15 body parts:
- First (index) finger;
- Second finger;
- Third finger;
- Fourth (little or “pinky“) finger;
- First phalanx of the thumb or any other finger;
- Great (big) toe;
- Any other toe;
- First phalanx of any toe;
- Permanent loss of vision in an eye; and
- Permanent loss of heading in an ear.
An injured worker who suffers a permanently complete or partial loss of use of a body part should seek to file a claim for permanent partial disability benefits. By contacting an injured workers’ lawyer in Virginia, you can learn how to qualify for loss of use benefits and obtain help in estimating the potential amount you should be eligible to receive.
An Injured Workers’ Lawyer in Virginia helps Workers’ Compensation Cases
Injured workers who suffer loss of use of a body part can find help filing a Virginia Workers’ Compensation claim from an injured workers’ lawyer. To learn more about how Workers’ Compensation works, or to learn about your rights to compensation, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact an injured workers’ lawyer at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 1-877-755-7744.