In Lynchburg, accidents happen on the job every single day, and employees hurt at work are entitled to certain benefits under Virginia’s workers’ compensation laws. A worker can claim workers’ compensation for any injury that is caused by an accident or illness that occurs on the job and in the course of employment, and a knowledgeable Virginia workers’ compensation attorney can help. Call or contact the skilled lawyers at the Injured Workers Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation of your case.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Depending on the nature and extent of an employee’s injuries, they may be entitled to many different types of benefits under Virginia workers’ compensation laws. These benefits include the following:
- Medical benefits: for all medically necessary care and treatment, plus mileage expenses
- Temporary total disability payments: 2/3 of the average weekly wage up to 500 weeks
- Temporary partial disability payments: 2/3 of the difference between the current and prior weekly wage if the employee returns to work on light duty
- Permanent partial disability: for any permanent disability after reaching maximum medical improvement
- Permanent total disability: if the employee is left permanently unable to work due to their workplace injury
- Cost of living increase: applicable to employees receiving temporary total, permanent total, or death benefits when total compensation is less than eighty percent of pre-injury earnings
- Vocational rehabilitation: available to employees returning to light duty work
- Death benefits: includes funeral expenses and wage loss benefits to a spouse and/or dependents
Workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing and complex. To learn more about what benefits you may be entitled to, talk to our office today.
The Advantage of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
There are many advantages to hiring a skilled Virginia workers’ compensation attorney to handle your case. A lawyer can ensure that the statute of limitations is met on filing notice with your employer and the state workers’ compensation commission to preserve your claim. They can appeal any denial of benefits and argue any disputes over the extent of your injuries with the insurers.
An attorney can protect you from any retaliation by your employer for filing a workers’ compensation claim, and they can help with the application for Social Security disability benefits in addition to your Virginia workers’ compensation claim. Finally, a lawyer can help determine if other parties are liable for your injuries that may entitle you to additional compensation. Common examples include third party involvement in an accident, intentional acts, or serious misconduct by the employer. If you are interested in learning more about the wide range of services offered to our injured clients, call or contact us today.
Talk to Our Office Today
If you have been hurt at work in the Lynchburg area the time is ticking on your workers’ compensation case. Call the Injured Workers Law Firm at (804) 755-7755 or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims today with one of our knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation lawyers who are prepared to fight for you.