An injury that suddenly happens while on the job may be devastating. Not only can it cause physical distress, but your injury may prevent you from earning the same living. This is why most states require employers to have some sort of worker’s compensation insurance. That means if you are hurt at your place of employment, you may be entitled to certain benefits.
A company is responsible for protecting you. Some of the things your employer must do if there is a work-related accident include:
- Post a notice of compliance with worker’s compensation laws in an area that’s visible to all employees;
- Provide immediate, medical treatment to help injured employees;
- Write a report of the injury and send it to the Virginia worker’s compensation office; and
- Not retaliate against an employee who makes a worker’s compensation claim.
If you have sustained an injury while performing your job function and you’re being pressured not to file a worker’s compensation claim, it’s important to know that this is against the law. You have the right to expect your place of employment to be safe and when it is not, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
Contact a Virginia Worker’s Compensation Attorney Today
The Richmond-based worker’s compensation attorney team at the Injured Workers’ Law Firm represents everyday workers—people like you—throughout the state of Virginia who have experienced serious injuries, and we are prepared to answer each and every one of your questions thoughtfully.
Before you talk to an insurance adjuster or even before you decide to hire an attorney, we urge you to order this FREE work injury guide. Then, once you feel ready to move forward as a claimant, give us a call at 1-804-755-7755 or toll-free at 1-877-755-7744. You can also contact us online today to schedule an appointment.