Claim Accepted – Now What?

Claim Accepted – Now What?

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process

2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Virginia workers’ compensation can be a painfully slow process. I’m not trying to frighten anyone but, as an injured worker, you need to know what to expect when dealing with this process. Also, there are several processes within the process – a claim has to be formally approved or denied before a hearing can [...]

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a Slow Process2018-06-12T16:22:38+00:00

Why Should I Contact an Attorney When My Employer Pays My Wages and Medical Benefits After Being Hurt on the Job?

2017-05-08T03:34:11+00:00

There are several reasons why you should still contact a workers’ compensation attorney - even if you are receiving all of your benefits.  First, just because they are paying your benefits now does not mean this will continue.  The workers’ compensation insurance company can still cut off all of your benefits if you don’t [...]

Why Should I Contact an Attorney When My Employer Pays My Wages and Medical Benefits After Being Hurt on the Job?2017-05-08T03:34:11+00:00

Need Help Getting Your Prescription Filled?

2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

Are you in need of help getting your prescription filled in a timely manner? Our office uses Summit Pharmacy to fill prescriptions for my clients in cases where the insurance company is refusing to pay for necessary medication or if the insurance adjuster is just dragging their feet on the approval. Summit Pharmacy promises to [...]

Need Help Getting Your Prescription Filled?2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

HELP!! – The Adjuster Said They Were CLOSING MY CASE!

2016-12-05T04:28:20+00:00

Listen up folks – I’m about to let you in on another one of the insurance companies dirty little secrets! I regularly get calls from injured workers in a panic because the insurance adjuster told them their case was being “closed." Adjusters love to use this threat – “If you don’t ______________ (sign this form, [...]

HELP!! – The Adjuster Said They Were CLOSING MY CASE!2016-12-05T04:28:20+00:00

Never Take Someone’s Word That Your Injury Will be Covered!

2016-12-05T04:43:25+00:00

I always get concerned when injured workers tell me that their employer (or the insurance carrier) has made them all these promises that they will be taken care of after a work injury.  In fact, I had an injured worker call me today who had an injury several years ago.  For conversation sake, we will [...]

Never Take Someone’s Word That Your Injury Will be Covered!2016-12-05T04:43:25+00:00

Workers’ Compensation Terms – Part 5 – Other Lingo (Continued)

2018-08-31T20:11:13+00:00

Remember folks – These additional benefits can affect your workers’ compensation claim in Virginia so if you have applied or even if you are thinking of applying for these benefits, consult your attorney first to prevent any potential problems! *Please remember these terms are provided to give you a clearer picture of what is [...]

Workers’ Compensation Terms – Part 5 – Other Lingo (Continued)2018-08-31T20:11:13+00:00

Workers’ Compensation Terms – Part 5 – Other Lingo

2016-10-30T13:42:46+00:00

Several terms that are not necessarily workers’ compensation terms can also be thrown in the mix when you are injured at work.  I have provided these because they are terms a lot of my clients have come across through the course of their workers’ compensation case.  Collecting or even applying for many of these benefits [...]

Workers’ Compensation Terms – Part 5 – Other Lingo2016-10-30T13:42:46+00:00

Different Levels of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Hearings & Appeals Process

2017-04-07T18:04:14+00:00

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is divided into 4 divisions that have different functions.  Read on to learn how this process works. Deputy Commissioner - (Division 1) If any part of your claim has been contested (for example, if the insurance carrier refuses to cover your medical care or pay your lost wages) a [...]

Different Levels of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Hearings & Appeals Process2017-04-07T18:04:14+00:00

Why Am I Being Ignored By My Claims Adjuster?

2016-12-15T03:15:46+00:00

I get so many calls from injured workers who say the workers' compensation insurance claims adjuster or their "case manager" will not return their calls.  Worse yet, many of them tell me that when they do finally get to speak with someone, they are not treated very kindly.  It is very sad but if you [...]

Why Am I Being Ignored By My Claims Adjuster?2016-12-15T03:15:46+00:00

6 Things you Need to Know When Your Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim is ACCEPTED

2018-10-23T18:37:51+00:00

When your workers’ compensation claim is accepted and your medical care is being covered by the insurance company, there are still things you need to do: You still need to file a Claim for Benefits form with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to have your benefits formally recognized by the Commission. This is also to protect you [...]

6 Things you Need to Know When Your Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim is ACCEPTED2018-10-23T18:37:51+00:00