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The Burden of Proof Lies with Workers to Prove Injuries Work-Related

A work-related injury lawyer in Virginia should know and advise workers hurt on the job that they have the burden of proof. This means you are required to prove your injuries, work related, were sustained by accident in the course of fulfilling your job requirements outlined by an employer before injury compensation may be awarded.

One of the most crucial factors in proving your injuries is having corroborating documentation by your treating physician The doctor needs to have as much information as possible so an accurate recommendation can be made.  

Many Workers’ Compensation claims are denied. A couple reasons why Workers’ Compensation claims are denied could be that you were injured by accident or that the injury was not relate to work conditions. 

A worker must prove an accident happened suddenly and at a specific time while performing a particular work-related task. What’s important is that you must be able to detail what, when and how the accident happened. Any injuries that occur at an unspecified time, or gradually over time, are not covered. 

You must be able to explain what caused your injury and that it was related to your working conditions. Understand the exact reason why you were injured. 

It’s important to talk honestly and specifically with your treating physician about your injuries. A work-related injury lawyer in Virginia who understands what’s necessary to prove an injury by accident and one related to working conditions may be worth contacting. 

Contact an Attorney about Your Work-Related Injury Claim

When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a lawyer in Virginia 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.

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.