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Costly Mistakes that Can Hurt Workers’ Compensation Cases in Virginia

If you’ve been injured and don’t know how Workers’ Compensation cases are supposed to be handled, you should speak with an attorney who focuses on workers injury in Virginia as soon as you’re able 

Top 3 Mistakes that Damage Workers’ Compensation Cases  

Your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier will be unlikely to advise you about what to do or what not to do throughout the workers’ comp process, and there are a few costly mistakes that can seriously hamper the progress of your claim: 

  • Attempting to conceal old injuries. Many people mistakenly believe that new aggravations of old injuries aren’t covered by Workers’ Compensation, when in fact they are. Know that lying or misrepresenting about past injuries will only hurt your case.
  • Misrepresenting your activity level. The insurance company will take extensive measures to determine whether or not you’re “faking” your injury. If you’re actually doing things that you say you can’t do, you’ll likely lose your case or at the very least have your workers’ comp settlement amounts decreased. Keep in mind, insurance companies can access your social media profiles, so stay tight-lipped on Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites.
  • Failing to file your Workers’ Compensation application in a timely fashion. Even if your claim is minor, report it immediately. Even if the insurance company is making voluntary payments, they’ll cut you off after 2 years once the statute of limitations expires unless you have filed your claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.  

Contact an Attorney Who Handles Workers’ Compensation Cases 

When you have difficulties after a workers’ injury in Virginia, a workers’ comp attorney can bear some of your burden, be it assisting you with your Workers’ Compensation application or determining whether or not you are receiving the proper workers’ comp settlement amounts. 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.

About the Author:

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.