We Fight for the Rights of Injured Workers and their Families in Central Virginia
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond denied workers’ comp benefits lawyers have extensive experience representing injured workers. We want to make sure that you have the knowledge and resources you need to protect your rights. If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, we are here to help you file an appeal. To set up a strictly confidential initial consultation with a top-rated Virginia workers’ comp lawyer, please call us at (804) 755-7755 or contact us directly online.
What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Benefits are Denied in Richmond, VA
Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers have a limited amount of time to file an appeal to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission over the denial of their benefits. If you received a denial from an insurance company, you need to prepare and file the Virginia workers’ comp claims form. Once an insurer formally denies your claim, you will have the right to request an official hearing. The hearing with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission is like a trial. There are witnesses, exhibits and cross examination. Once the hearing is over, no more evidence can be added. It is your one and only chance to present your case. The insurance carrier ALWAYS has an attorney representing them at the hearing, you should have one too.
While your claim goes through the workers’ comp process, if you can, you should obtain medical treatment on your own. Make sure you always get a work status from your doctor. In addition, you should document everything. The more information you have, the easier it will be to pursue workers’ comp benefits. In some cases, your denied claim may still be settled by the insurer before a hearing takes place. Our Richmond workers’ comp lawyers can help you determine the best way to proceed.
How Our Virginia Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits Attorneys Can Help
If you were denied benefits, it is normal to be confused and overwhelmed. Virginia’s workers’ comp claims process is complicated. Our lead attorney Michele Lewane has more than 25 years of experience representing injured workers. We are here to help you understand your rights and navigate the claims process. When you call our Richmond office, you will have an opportunity to consult with an attorney who can:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of the denial of your benefits;
- Answer any specific questions you have about your legal rights;
- Investigate your work injury— gathering evidence to support a hearing; and
- Take aggressive legal action to get you the best possible outcome.
The Injured Workers’ Law Firm was founded to help workers get the full and fair benefits that they deserve. We do not represent employers or insurance companies. Our lawyers want to make sure that you have all of the information you need to bring a claim. We encourage you to get your free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, today.
Call Our Richmond Denied Benefits Lawyers for Immediate Assistance
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys are proud to provide reliable, personalized representation to injured workers. If you or your loved one was denied workers’ comp benefits, we are more than ready to help. Contact us at (804) 755-7755 for a completely confidential initial consultation. From our office in Richmond, we represent injured workers throughout Central Virginia.