If you have been injured on the job in Richmond or an outlying area, you may feel overwhelmed by emotions, concerns, and fears, and you’re probably also in a considerable amount of pain, further compounding the difficulty of managing your situation.
At our Virginia Workers’ Compensation claims law firm, we understand what you are going through, and we will make it our priority to help you and your family understand your options and receive the workers comp claim benefits that you are lawfully entitled. Call our office and speak with one of our dedicated work injury attorneys.
After any serious work injury, it’s easy to get caught up in your anxieties and frustrations. It’s understandable when small details seem to derail your train of thought or complicate your situation. After any work-related injury or accident, no matter what, your first priority should be getting the maximum reward possible.
Getting the Highest Recovery Possible from Workers’ Compensation Claims
Getting a substantial recovery amount is not easy, and is unlike anything portrayed in movies or television, most of which deal with high-stakes personal injury claims.
Unlike personal injury cases, Workers Compensation doesn’t have an obligation to make the injured person “whole” – the way that he or she was before the accident. Your pay will be cut by a third, and no matter how much discomfort or agony you’ve endured, you will not be eligible for pain and suffering damages or for any other non-economic recovery.
Workers’ Compensation operates by a different set of rules, so to ensure that you are adequately prepared for whatever financial or medical obstacles you may encounter on your path to rehabilitating your health.
One of the most effective steps you can take to protect your health, your recovery, and your rights after a serious work-related accident is to seek help from a workers comp claim attorney.
After a serious work injury, focus on getting the maximum recovery possible under Virginia law, and be sure to retain the services of a dedicated attorney who will work towards the same goal.
This includes seeking alternative means of recovery, such as:
- premises liability;
- defective product; and
- automobile accident claims, in the event that any of these are applicable to your injury.
This isn’t a simple process, and there may come a time that you have to make a difficult decision about settling one or pursuing the other. It’s crucial to your claim that you consult with an attorney who can help you coordinate these efforts. For instance, some claims affect your ability to collect on others, such as Social Security disability benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Don’t Make You “Whole”
Virginiarequires that businesses with 3 or more employees carry insurance. The most profound similarity a workers comp claim shares with a personal injury claim is that, in both cases, the insurance provider will often resort to unscrupulous means to thwart your legitimate efforts to get the benefits you’re lawfully entitled.
Remember, Workers’ Compensation does not aim to make you whole, which means that there is no statutory guarantee that you will be compensated in a way that covers all of your expenses, current and future. Your pay will effectively be reduced, even though your costs will stay the same, and may even increase.
Speak with a work injury attorney who will thoroughly and aggressively explore every possible avenue for recovery. You deserve a lawyer who will work tirelessly to safeguard your and your family’s future. Reach out to ourRichmond offices to schedule a free consultation and have your case evaluated by a skilled lawyer.
Contact an Attorney about Workers’ Compensation Claims
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, an attorney can bear some of the burden. 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 claim attorney for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.
About the Author: Injured Workers Law Firm
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.