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Va. Third-Party Personal Injury Compensation Claims vs. Workers’ Comp Claims

If you’ve been hurt in a work-related accident, you’re probably wondering what forms of legal recourse you have. If there was another party partly responsible for your injuries, you may be considering whether to file a third-party personal injury compensation claim or a traditional work injury compensation claim

You’ll need to speak directly to an attorney at a law firm in Richmond, VA to see what’s best for you. 

There are a few notable differences between third-party negligence claims and workers’ comp claims: 

  • Damages – workers’ comp claims don’t account for things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, or the incalculable repercussions of disfiguring or disabling injuries. However, these types of losses can be accounted for in a third-party personal injury compensation claim.
  • Cap – in Virginia, workers’ comp benefits are limited, but there is no cap on the amount of restitution you can receive from a personal injury claim. Potential settlements for third-party claims far exceed that of Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Burden of Proof – with workers’ comp cases, injured workers don’t have the legal burden of proof. However, if you decide to file a third-party claim, you’ll need to prove that the party was in fact negligent and responsible for your injuries. 

To fully understand you legal options, as well as your rights and responsibilities, you should set up a consultation with a law firm in Richmond, VA that handles work injury compensation claims. 

Contact a Law Firm in Richmond, VA 

When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workplace injury 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 – 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.