At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond first responders attorneys are focused on protecting the legal rights and financial interests of injured workers and their family members. We understand the sacrifices that first responders make to help keep our communities safe and we are here for you when you need help. To set up a completely confidential consultation with an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer, please call our Richmond office at (804) 755-7755 or send us a message through our website.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for First Responders in Virginia
First responders—firefighters, police officers, paramedics/EMTs, etc—are tasked with handling and controlling emergency situations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our first responders have put even more on the line to help support people who need help. Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, public entities and private companies that employ first responders must provide no-fault workers’ comp coverage. A first responder hurt or made ill on the job is entitled to benefits for medical treatment and loss of income.
In many ways, first responder workers’ comp claims are similar to other claims made by people in other jobs. The same types of benefits are available. However, there are also some important differences. Most notably, Virginia law makes it easier for first responders to connect certain medical conditions to their profession as an occupational disease. Indeed, under (Code of Virginia § 65.2-402), there is a presumption that certain medical conditions/illnesses are an occupational disease if the claimant worked as a first responder.
How a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help
As first responders do so much to support our community, they deserve top legal representation if they are injured or made ill in the workplace. Founded by workers’ compensation attorney Michele Lewane, the Injured Workers’ Law Firm knows how to hold insurers accountable for paying claims. We understand the unique challenges facing first responders. When you reach out to our Richmond office, you will have a chance to consult with a Virginia first responder work injury lawyer who can:
- Answer your questions and evaluate your workers’ comp claim;
- Gather and organize all paperwork and evidence; and
- Take all necessary steps to help you recover benefits.
Our mission is to help educate workers and protect their rights. As a first responder, you are entitled to personalized guidance from a Richmond workers’ comp lawyer who is truly invested in your case. Do you want more information about your rights or your options? We encourage you to request your free copy of our free ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Call Our Richmond First Responder Lawyer for Immediate Legal Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp attorneys have the skills and experience to represent first responders and their families. If you or your loved one is a first responder who was hurt on the job, we are more than ready to help. Contact our firm today at (804) 755-7755 to arrange a confidential case evaluation. From our office in Richmond, we represent first responders throughout Central Virginia.