At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia Beach loss of earning power attorneys are standing by, ready to assist you in navigating the claims process. If you lost out on income due to your work-related injury, we are ready to help you get the maximum available compensation. For a strictly private initial consultation with an experienced Virginia Beach workers’ comp attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our law office today.
Virginia Workers’ Compensation: Lost Income and Loss of Earning Potential
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act obligates that virtually all businesses and organizations in the Commonwealth must obtain no-fault work injury insurance coverage for employees. If you work for a company in Virginia Beach, you should be covered by workers’ comp. After a job-related injury or illness, you can seek benefits. As a basis, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits for:
- All medical care reasonably related to your work injury or job-related illness; and
- Financial support for lost income—paid at two-thirds your average weekly earnings.
When you are able to return to work, your workers’ comp benefits for lost income will be cut off—at least assuming you are capable of returning to your previous position and earning the same amount of money that you did before the injury. In some cases, injured workers are required to take a light-duty position for weeks, months, years, or even permanently. If you had to accept a lower-paying light-duty position in Virginia Beach, you can claim additional compensation for your loss of earning power in the form of temporary partial disability benefits (TDP benefits).
How Our Virginia Beach Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Help Protect Your Rights
If you suffered a permanent impairment as a result of your on-the-job injury, you need the full available financial benefits to pay your bills and support your loved ones. At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, we are ready to start on your case immediately. Specifically, our Virginia Beach work injury lawyers will:
- Answer questions and explain your rights during a confidential consultation;
- Gather your medical records and handle all the workers’ comp paperwork; and
- Take all necessary steps to maximize your compensation for loss or earnings.
Our law firm was founded by Michele Lewane, a Virginia workers’ attorney with several decades of experience representing people hurt on the job. We want every worker in Virginia Beach to understand their rights. Before you go any further in the claims process, please pick up your no cost copy of our ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Call Our Virginia Beach Work Injury Lawyers for Immediate Legal Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia Beach workers’ comp lawyers are knowledgeable, effective advocates for injured workers. We are here to get to work when you can’t. Call our firm at (804) 755-7755 or get in touch with our law firm online for your confidential case evaluation. We provide workers’ comp services throughout the Hampton Roads area, including in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Norfolk, and Chesapeake.