At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond loss of earning power attorneys have extensive experience handling complex workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. If you suffered a serious injury on the job and you believe that your long-term earning potential was adversely affected, you need professional representation. We will help you seek the maximum available compensation for your loss of earning power. Call our Virginia workers’ comp lawyer at (804) 755-7755 to schedule a fully confidential initial consultation.
Workers’ Comp Benefits and Loss of Earning Potential in Virginia
One of the first things that people want to know after suffering an injury in a job-related accident is: How much workers’ compensation benefits are available? The answer depends on the circumstances of your case and the severity/impact of your injury or occupational disease. Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, you are entitled to:
- Coverage for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment; and
- Payment for lost wages( 2/3rds of your average weekly wage).
In some cases, workers who suffered a major injury may not be reasonably able to return to the job for an extended period of time—if at all. In other cases, an employee may only be medically able to accept a light duty assignment. Unfortunately, in many cases, a light duty assignment results in reduced pay.
In Virginia, temporary partial disability (TDP) benefits may be available to make up the difference (account for the loss of earning power) of injured workers who are forced into a light duty position or assignment because of medical limitations related to their injury. TPD benefits are proportional to reduction in pay.
You Can Trust Our Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Support
If a long-term or permanent impairment prevents you from returning to work full-time, you need all of the compensation you are entitled to under Commonwealth law for your loss of earning capacity. Our founding attorney Michele Lewane has defended the rights and interests of injured workers in Virginia for more than three decades. Among other things, our Richmond, VA loss of earning power attorney will:
- Conduct an in-depth evaluation of your work injury case;
- Identify all paths to compensation—including third party liability;
- Gather the evidence you need to bring a strong, compelling case; and
- Take immediate action focused on getting results.
Workers who cannot return to their previous position for an extended time (or at all) need access to the maximum financial support, including all available loss of earning power disability benefits. Do you want to learn more information about the claims process and your legal rights? We encourage you to request a copy of our free ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Contact Our Richmond Loss of Earning Power Attorneys Today
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp lawyers are strong, experienced advocates for our clients. We will help you maximize your benefits for loss of long-term earning potential. Contact our team now at (804) 755-7755 for a strictly confidential consultation. From our legal office in Richmond, we handle loss of earning power claims throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.