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Who pays for Richmond, Va. Workers’ Compensation?

Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorneys can help to clarify any confusion regarding the Workers’ Comp process. Ensure that you hire a reputable Workers’ Comp lawyer when searching for legal representation.

There are many rumors regarding who pays benefits when an employee is injured on the job. While some believe that the government is responsible for making the payments, the truth is that, depending on the state, the employer    contributes to paying the benefits in several different ways. 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

In many states, employers can purchase Workers’ Comp insurance through various insurance companies. When an employee files a work injury claim, it will go through this insurance company that will then pay your benefits. 

Self-Insurance

If your employer’s assets are large enough, they may be able to cover any Workers’ Comp benefits. Many companies that choose the self-insurance option work with a third party that is responsible for handling the claims, paperwork, and payment of benefits. 

State-Run Insurance

Some states have Workers’ Comp programs or insurance that companies can pay into. If you are injured, and your employer participates in a state-run insurance program, your benefits will be paid out by the state department.

Contact a Workers’ Comp Attorney

When you have sustained injuries in a work-related accident, every minute counts. Improve your chances of a successful work injury claim by retaining a Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney. Attorney Michele Lewane, of the Injured Workers Law Firm, has the credentials and experience necessary to handle your claim. Contact our law office today at 804-755-7755 or 877-755-7744 for more information.

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.