Did you know that if you work as a public servant (ie: Policeman, Fireman, First Responder) you are in a “protected class” under Virginia Workers’ Compensation? This means that when you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, unlike the average worker who must PROVE their injury was a related to their work, protected class employees are covered by a presumption in the Workers’ Comp system that their ailments are related to their work. Things like high blood pressure, cancer and heart attack that are very hard for “regular” employees to prove are related to their job duties are more easily covered if you are a member of this “protected class” under worker’s comp.
If you are not sure if you are in a “protected class” under workers’ compensation, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for clarification.
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Michele Lewane, Esq.