At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Fairfax loss of earning power attorneys are proud to advocate for the legal rights and financial interests of injured workers. If you were hurt while on the job, we are prepared to help you get the full financial benefits you deserve. To arrange a completely confidential case evaluation with an experienced Fairfax workers’ comp lawyer, please contact us today.
What to Know About Workers’ Comp and Lost Wages Virginia
Were you hurt on the job in Fairfax? If so, you probably have questions about exactly how much you are entitled to receive in workers’ comp benefits. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides no-fault benefits for:
- All medical treatment that is reasonably related to your workplace accident; and
- Compensation for lost wages—paid at two-thirds the rate of your average earnings.
Under Virginia Commonwealth law, coverage for medical treatment and compensation for lost wages (when an employee is forced to miss time at work) form the basis of most workers’ comp claims. It is crucial that you are able to recover these benefits.
Light Duty Assignment and Reduced Pay
In some cases, injured workers are able to return to the job in a so-called ‘light-duty’ position. A light-duty assignment can come in many different forms—it could be part-time work during a person’s recovery or it could be a reassignment to a new, less physically-demanding job.
The issue is that light-duty assignments sometimes result in workers earning less money than they did prior to their injury. In Virginia, you can pursue financial compensation for this loss of earning power. You may be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits (TDP benefits) if your total income was reduced because you had to move into a light-duty position.
How Our Fairfax, VA Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help
Workers’ comp claims are complicated, particularly for those who were severely injured on the job. At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, we are here for injured workers—not for insurance companies. Our Fairfax workers’ comp attorneys provide proactive representation to clients. We will:
- Answer your questions and explain the workers’ comp claims process;
- Gather the medical records and handle of the workers’ comp paperwork; and
- Bring your case as far as needed to maximize your financial compensation.
Our firm has an exclusive focus on representing injured workers and their families. We want to make sure that you have the information you need to navigate the complexities of the claims process. Request your free copy of our ebook now: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Call Our Fairfax Work Injury Attorneys for Immediate Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Fairfax workers’ comp lawyers have the legal skills and professional expertise that you can rely on after a serious workplace accident. Contact us at (804) 755-7755 to set up an appointment with an attorney. We provide workers’ comp legal services throughout Northern Virginia, including in Fairfax, Annandale, Falls Church, Oakton, Herndon, Vienna, Great Falls, Tysons, and Springfield.