First Steps

First Steps

How to Fill Out a Virginia Workers Compensation Claim for Benefits Form

2019-02-05T15:11:27+00:00

Update: In January of 2019 the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission released an updated Claim for Benefits form. This article has been updated to reflect those changes.  The Virginia Workers Compensation has revised the Claim for Benefits form and it is now known as the Claim Form.  When injured in an accident [...]

How to Fill Out a Virginia Workers Compensation Claim for Benefits Form2019-02-05T15:11:27+00:00

Who Do I Need to Tell About My Injury?

2018-11-29T17:34:33+00:00

So, you have been hurt at work.  Who do you need to tell?  There are three very important people or entities that you have to tell about your injury. Your Supervisor The first thing person you want to tell is a supervisor where you work, and do this as soon as possible.  (Your own [...]

Who Do I Need to Tell About My Injury?2018-11-29T17:34:33+00:00

Virginia Workers Compensation Claims – Fiction vs. Fact

2019-09-18T16:46:23+00:00

I wanted to do just a quick little Virginia workers compensation claims fiction vs. fact for folks as a quick reminder about some of the misconceptions and flawed information that injured workers can sometimes get about dealing with the workers compensation claim process.  I’m debunking some of the fiction surrounding Virginia work injury claims!Fiction vs. [...]

Virginia Workers Compensation Claims – Fiction vs. Fact2019-09-18T16:46:23+00:00

Can Your Employer Fire You for Getting Hurt on the Job?

2019-08-16T19:38:06+00:00

Main Takeaways: If you were fired as retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the employer. Some companies show their disapproval of the use of worker’s compensation by blatant discrimination or even unjust termination of employment. Not only is it wrong, it’s illegal. If you [...]

Can Your Employer Fire You for Getting Hurt on the Job?2019-08-16T19:38:06+00:00

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2018-08-03T16:03:06+00:00

I get a lot of calls from folks about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) and they want to know if they can be covered by Virginia Workers' Compensation benefits. The confusion that they have is that Virginia work injury laws do not cover repetitive motion injuries, but CTS is the one exception (but this [...]

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?2018-08-03T16:03:06+00:00

Having Trouble With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

2018-10-23T18:45:35+00:00

What To Do If Your Compensation Claim is Denied If your claim for Virginia workers’ compensation benefits has been denied by the insurance carrier need to understand what steps to take in order to get medical treatment for your work injuries and to get the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) involved in your case [...]

Having Trouble With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?2018-10-23T18:45:35+00:00

How Much Does Virginia Workers Compensation Pay and How to Calculate

2018-11-14T19:03:36+00:00

How Long Will You Be Able to Get Your Lost Wages Checks? The answer in general is up to 500 weeks, and that's about 9 and 1/2 years. So if you're 30 years old and seriously injured, that means by the time you're 40 your workers comp check will be cut off, so it [...]

How Much Does Virginia Workers Compensation Pay and How to Calculate2018-11-14T19:03:36+00:00

The Top Five Reasons Your Workers Compensation Claim was Denied & How to Appeal

2018-09-13T20:21:02+00:00

Workers’ compensation insurance companies make the initial determination as to whether your work injury claim is approved or denied.  The insurance companies like to deny work injury claims all the time – sometimes for a valid reason but most of the time because the insurance companies are hoping injured workers will just take their [...]

The Top Five Reasons Your Workers Compensation Claim was Denied & How to Appeal2018-09-13T20:21:02+00:00

Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work Injury?

2018-09-10T20:51:59+00:00

A workplace injury, especially a painful or disabling one, can leave you reeling. You may want to know all your available options so you can claim all the benefits you are entitled to. An option many people consider and ask me about is if they can forego workers compensation benefits and sue their employer [...]

Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work Injury?2018-09-10T20:51:59+00:00

Identifying the People and Agencies in a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim

2018-06-12T16:20:38+00:00

If you have been injured on the job and are pursuing workers’ compensation benefits, you are going to be coming into contact with a lot of people who are involved in the process. It can get confusing when you are dealing with all these different folks and, really, all you want to do is [...]

Identifying the People and Agencies in a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim2018-06-12T16:20:38+00:00