If you’ve been hurt in a workplace injury, you’re entitled to certain benefits through a Workers’ Compensation claim. If you’ve been hurt, whatever the circumstances, a Virginia work comp attorney can help you determine the best course of action that’ll provide for your medical expenses and day-to-day needs while you’re in recovery.
Benefits after a Workplace Injury
There are benefits for which you’ll be eligible after a workplace injury:
- Lost wages/temporary total disability benefit are paid to injured employees who are taken out of work by their attending physician. These are equivalent to two-thirds of your average weekly wage for a period of no greater than 500 weeks (about 9 and a half years).
- Medical expenses pertaining to your injury.
- Permanent partial disability benefits, such as if you lose the use or a portion of the use of a part of your body.
- Vocational rehabilitation if you’re able to return to light work.
- Death benefits for your family if you should die as a result of your job, including funeral expenses and 500 weeks of two-thirds your weekly wage.
- If you’re injured and become permanently and totally incapacitated, you’re eligible for lifetime compensation benefits.
If you suffer a workplace injury, contact a Virginia work comp attorney who can get you on track with your workers’ compensation claim.
Contact an Attorney about Your Work Related Injury Claim
When you have difficulties with filing a workers’ compensation claim, a Virginia work comp attorney can bear some of the burden. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or receiving 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.