When you’ve been injured while on the job, if there is a third party at fault for your accident, you may be able to file for personal injury compensation. To determine the best avenue to take for your work injury compensation claim, you’ll need to discuss the specifics of your case with a law firm in Richmond, VA.
The damages available for third-party personal injury claims are more comprehensive than what you can receive from a workers’ comp claim. Virginia workers’ comp benefits will only cover your losses to a limited degree, such as your medical bills and lost work time.
But when your injuries are dramatic, and when they cause a great amount of pain and suffering, your workers’ comp settlement may not fully account for your loss.
In a claim for a work-related personal injury, compensation may be available for:
- loss of society;
- mental anguish;
- loss of companionship;
- physical and emotional pain;
- extensive future treatments (e.g. Sheltering Arms’ services);
- disfigurement; and
- permanent disability.
There’s a lot of legal fine print when it comes to navigating through complex personal injury and Workers’ Compensation laws in Virginia. Consult a law firm in Richmond, VA about what types of damages may be available to you on a third-party work injury compensation claim.
Contact a Law Firm in Richmond, VA
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workplace injury attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. 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 – 804-755-7755.