THE MOST IMPORTANT LEGAL ISSUES THAT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

Workers’ compensation is a “No-Fault” remedy created by statute.  Negligence on the part of the employer or a co-employee is not an issue.  Workers’ compensation statutes and case law have changed the nature of workers’ compensation and have carved out numerous exceptions.  There are numerous written materials on the legal issues surrounding workers’ compensation and it’s beyond the scope of this guidebook to provide a detailed analysis.  However, since knowledge is power, I think it is important for you to know the more common issues to help you understand your workers’ compensation claim.  The injured worker has the burden to prove each element of his injury by accident.  He must prove that he had an injury by accident that arose out of and in the course of his employment, which resulted in incapacity.

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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.