How Does Workers’ Compensation Work? 4 Facts You Need to Know after a Work Injury

If you’ve been injured in a work related accident in Virginia, you may be wondering, “How does Workers’ Compensation work?” You can get answers from a Workers’ Comp attorney in Richmond, VA, who can explain to you how different elements of your case and of Workers’ Comp law, such as the Virginia Workers’ Compensation statute of limitations, affect the outcome of your claim for benefits 

4 Facts You Need to Know After a Work Injury  

1. Notify your employer of the accident immediately. Do not delay and do not continue working. Seek immediate medical attention; even if the injury seems relatively minor, always have it checked out by a doctor. 

2. Do not give a recorded statement to the insurance company. Adjusters often use these statements against workers, who may make mistakes or say things that can be taken out of context. The adjuster can take notes. 

3. Always file a claim for benefits with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. If you don’t, your employer’s insurance carrier could take advantage of you by giving you voluntary payments until the Virginia Workers’ Compensation statute of limitations expires. Then, they will stop giving you payments whether you are healed or not, and you will be blocked from seeking further compensation, no matter your condition. 

4. Speak with a Workers’ Comp attorney in Richmond, VA. An attorney can give you reliable legal advice and enforce your rights in court. 

Contact an Attorney in Richmond, VA, about Your Work Related Injury Claim 

When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Workers’ Comp attorney can bear some of the burden. An attorney can answer your questions, such as, “How does Workers’ Compensation work?” or “How will the Virginia Workers’ Compensation statute of limitations affect my claim?” 

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 or 804-755-7755.

2011-09-27T22:22:15+00:00

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.