There’s a good deal of misinformation floating around about Workers’ Compensation cases after a workers injury in Virginia, aided by unscrupulous insurance adjusters who misrepresent guidelines and regulations to unsuspecting and injured workers.
3 Myths about Workers’ Comp in Virginia
- Myth 1: the insurance adjuster is your friend. Any information you furnish the insurance adjuster with, most likely will be used against you. They may get a nurse case manager to influence your doctor to allow you to return to work or delay at every opportunity to prevent you from getting your benefits.
- Myth 2: your claim is invalid because the insurance adjuster says it is. The insurance adjuster isn’t the authority on the legitimacy of your claim, and sometimes adjusters deny claims just to save the company money.
Most injured people won’t continue to pursue the claim. Don’t be one of these people – speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the adequate workers’ comp settlement amounts.
- Myth 3: a Workers’ Compensation claim is identical to a personal injury claim. For the most part, this isn’t the case. The only similarity is that an injured person is pursuing compensation for injuries, but that compensation isn’t the same.
Workers’ Compensation gives you two-thirds your weekly wages, and you’re never compensated for personal suffering or financial stress. Everything, from the Workers’ Compensation application to the final Award order, must be cleared by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. There are no private agreements with workers’ comp insurance companies.
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.