Who is eligible to receive workers’ compensation in Richmond?

North-Carolina-Workers-Compensation-ClaimIf you suffer a work injury, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation pays injured employees for medical bills and lost wages. It is an insurance program mandated by the state. In exchange for receiving benefits, employees are not allowed to sue their employer for damages. If you have been denied workers’ compensation, contact a Richmond workers’ compensation attorney.

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance.
  • You are considered an employee of that company.
  • Your injury or injury occurred while you were performing work activities.

In many cases, you can also receive benefits for mental stress. You may be able to receive benefits for a pre-existing condition that worsened through work activities. You are also eligible to receive benefits for injuries that occur during company events and gathering. 

Although many workers’ compensation claims are approved, many are denied for various reasons. More information read our article about workers’ compensation claim denials 

Contact a Richmond Workers’ Compensation Attorney 

If you suffered a workplace injury and have questions about your rights, you need legal help from a Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney. Attorneys from the Injured Worker’s Law Firm have more than 20 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. Contact us today at 804-755-7755, and order her free guide The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.

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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.