• Injured at Work? What Now?

    If you have been injured in a workplace accident, here are several important steps you must take to get compensation for your injuries and lost wages.

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    If you have questions about your claim or if your worker's compensation claim has been denied our attorneys can help.

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    Not all work injuries claims are the same, some are worth more than others. We can help get you the most out of your claim.

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How do Workers’ Compensation laws affect my ability to sue my Wilton, Virginia employer for negligence?

Be sure to consult with a Workers’ Compensation lawyer with any questions about the Workers’ Comp process. It can be a confusing one. For instance, some are not aware that filing a Workers’ Compensation claim typically forfeits your right to file a lawsuit against your employer.

Even if the employer was negligent and it caused the employee to suffer injuries, the employee generally cannot pursue legal action against the employer. So, depending on the circumstances, it may not be in your best interest to take Workers’ Compensation benefits.

Employees usually do not have a choice when it comes to Workers’ Compensation. If injured on the job, they must file a claim and accept those benefits to cover damages related to the injury.

However, there may be exceptions in which an employee may choose to sue his or her employer. This usually pertains to cases where the employer’s actions were illegal, reckless or intentional.

This can be difficult to prove, which is why securing help from an attorney who handles these types of cases may be advantageous. Claims related to work injuries can sometimes be very complicated, and figuring out the best approach can be challenging without proper guidance.

Contact a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

The Injured Workers Law Firm offers a free book, The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. This may help you better understand your rights as an employee, but you may still require additional guidance and legal advice.

A lawyer at the Injured Workers Law Firm can help you pursue a claim and determine your best course of action. He or she can help you determine if you would be better off pursuing a claim against the employer or accepting Workers’ Compensation benefits. For help with your case, call for a free consultation today at 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.


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.