At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond work-related car accident attorneys are strong, passionate advocates for the rights and interests of injured workers. Workplace car accident injuries claims are notoriously complex. If you have questions about your legal rights or your legal options we are more than happy to help. Contact our Richmond office at (804) 755-7755 to set up a confidential consultation with an experienced Virginia workers’ comp lawyer.
Virginia Workers’ Comp: Car Accident Claims
Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, companies, organizations, and agencies are required to provide no-fault work injury insurance coverage to virtually all employees in the Commonwealth. If you are hurt while on the job, then you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, there are questions about what it means to be “at work”—indeed, this is often an issue with job-related accidents.
In Virginia, a worker does not have to be on their employer’s actual premises to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Instead, workers’ comp insurance applies when you are acting within the course and scope of your job, in the furtherance of your employer’s interests. In effect, this means that if you are driving as part of your job duties, you can seek workers’ comp benefits for an accident. To be clear, filing a workers’ compensation claim does not prevent you from bringing a personal injury directly against a reckless driver or other negligent defendant.
Note: Your daily commute from your home is not covered by workers’ comp in Virginia. However, a car accident that happens during job-related overnight travel (a business trip) is generally covered.
You Can Count On The Virginia Work Injury Lawyers At Injured Workers Law Firm
Work related car accident claims are complicated. In many cases, employers and insurers are aggressive in defending their own interests. With more than 30 years advocating for injured workers in Virginia, Michele Lewane has deep experience handling work-related auto accident claims. When you call our Richmond law office, you will be able to speak directly to a Virginia workers’ comp attorney who will:
Conduct a comprehensive review of your job-related motor vehicle accident;
Gather and organize all documents, records, and evidence;
Represent you in settlement negotiations; and
Take all necessary steps to protect your rights and maximize your workers’ comp benefits.
One of the many things that sets our firm apart is that we put time, energy, and resources into educating workers. Every person in Virginia should know how to protect their best interests. To find out more about work-related car accidents and workers’ comp in general, request your free copy of our e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Call Our Richmond Work Car Accident Attorneys for Immediate Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled, results-driven advocates for injured workers and their families. Contact our law firm today at (804) 755-7755 for a fully confidential initial consultation. From our Richmond law office, we represent job-related auto accident victims throughout Central Virginia including in Short Pump, Petersburg, Glen Allen. Ashland, Mechanicsville, and Charles City.