What does it mean that my Virginia work injury or work related disability has to have arisen from employment?

A Virginia work injury or work related disability must have arisen from employment. Work compensation claims are filed when an individual is injured while on the job. For compensation help in Virginia, you would benefit from speaking with an attorney in Virginia who has experience with work injury cases. 

Some situations are pretty clear. If you are injured while on your way to your job, you would not be covered by workers compensation. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as knee trouble, and it gives out on you while you are working, this wouldn’t be considered a work related disability either. 

Work compensation claims can only be filed if your injury was caused by a specific condition at work. For example, if you were operating heavy machinery and you lost a limb, this would be covered. If you suffered a strain injury in your back due to the repetitive motion of lifting boxes as part of your job duties, then you would also be covered. 

Anytime you hurt yourself at work it is important that you immediately report it. You must also be able to tell your employer what caused the accident and injuries. This will help in determining if it was a work related injury or not. 

Not every work injury case is the same. If you need compensation help in Virginia, then it would be in your best interest to seek help from an attorney who handles Workers Compensation claims. It is the best way to ensure that you will be treated fairly and receive the compensation that you are entitled. 

Get Help With a Virginia Work Related Disability  

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

2016-10-30T13:43:11+00:00

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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.