After a serious work injury, your first thought is likely whether or not your accident is eligible for Workers’ Compensation claims benefits. To determine restitution, contact an attorney to assess your case.
5 Tips to Fight for your Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim
Report your injury to your supervisor immediately. Even if you don’t think you need medical treatment at the time of the accident, you may have sustained a serious injury whose symptoms will slowly manifest, such as a concussion.
Pursue other means of financial recovery. The circumstances of your accident may make you eligible for a personal injury claim on the grounds of premises liability, defective product, or even automobile accident injury.
Get the most out of your workers comp claim benefits by following the ordinances for filing your claim to the letter. You will best accomplish this with the assistance of a workers comp claim attorney.
Remember, Workers’ Compensation insurers are looking for any reason to deny your claim, so if a form is filed incorrectly or if you miss a deadline, you’ll have to wait more than 6 months for your appeal.
Coordinate your workers comp settlements with your other settlements. This can get complicated, as some benefits can affect your eligibility for others.
File a claim and get an official Award order. Your employer or your employer’s insurer can stop paying your benefits after 2 years without an official order, leaving you with no options for further recovery.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Claims Attorney about Your Work Injury
When you have difficulties with your workers comp claim, a Virginia workers comp attorney can bear some of your burdens. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.
About the Author: Injured Workers Law Firm
The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.