Work injuries can be serious; so serious that sometimes people can’t go back to doing their regular job – ever! Talk about a sad situation. Some folks have been doing the same work for 20 years and don’t know anything else or they may have paid thousands in college tuition and now they have to find a whole new career. These circumstances can leave people scared, angry, depressed, and feeling helpless. My heart goes out to these folks because here in Virginia, with our rigid rules and limited compensation for work injuries, injured workers and their families can not only be left on their own to try and figure out how they are going to survive but they can also become easy prey for the insurance company.
If you have an injury that is so serious that your doctor has determined you can never return to your former position, you need a lawyer – it really is that simple. I know some people may put off getting legal help; maybe because they have had a bad experience in the past or maybe because they are worried about paying for a laywer. Either way, I can understand why people might try to handle things on their own; however, I have seen way too many instances like this where people have tried the “do it yourself” method and later they wish they hadn’t.
I’m not going to go on and on with all the horror stories I’ve encountered over the years, I’m not here to scare you – I’m here to help you! That’s why I founded the Injured Workers’ Law Firm and wrote a book for injured workers. That is why the Injured Workers’ Law Firm is not just your run of the mil lawyer’s office – we are advocates for injured workers!
Even if you are not sure about hiring an attorney yet, do yourself a favor and order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia,” or call our office today (804) 755-7755 for some insight into your particular situation. My staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you get your questions answered!
Michele Lewane, Esq.