If you are injured in a workplace accident, there are several steps you must take to protect your Virginia Workers’ Compensation claim. By following the steps below, and working with a Richmond injury attorney, you can increase your chances of a successful claim. However, if your claim is denied, your lawyer can help you appeal the decision.
After a work accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If your injury is serious, emergency care may be required. If your injury is minor, ask your boss if you are required to see an approved doctor or if you can see your own physician.
If you do go to a doctor selected by your employer and your care is unsatisfactory, you may be entitled to see another doctor for a second opinion.
Once you have seen a doctor for a diagnosis, report your diagnosis to your employer. Your employer is then required to file a Virginia Workers’ Compensation claim with their insurance carrier on your behalf. You should request a copy of this claim for your files.
It is a good idea to speak with a Richmond injury attorney who can assist you with your Workers’ Compensation claim. Your lawyer can help you with paperwork and gather evidence supporting your claim.
Learn more about the different types of work accidents covered by Virginia Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Contact a Richmond Injury Attorney
Many work accidents may be covered by Virginia Workers’ Compensation. When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workers’ comp 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 – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.