At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond medical treatment lawyers exclusively handle workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. If you were hurt on the job, you are entitled to coverage for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. We will here to help you get the proper medical care and other workers’ comp benefits. To arrange a strictly confidential, no commitment initial consultation, please call our Richmond law office at (804) 755-7755.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Medical Treatment in Virginia
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides a comprehensive legal remedy to people who were injured or made ill while on the job. Injured workers are entitled to no-fault coverage for their medical treatment. Virginia law holds an employer (workers’ comp insurer) responsible for an employee’s medical care if:
- The medical treatment is causally related to the work accident;
- The medical treatment is reasonable and necessary for the employee’s recovery; and
- The treatment is with the authorized workers compensation treating physician.
Should a dispute arise over medical care, an injured worker has the burden of proving a link between the treatment and their workplace accident/illness and that such treatment was reasonable and necessary given their condition. As long as the employee satisfies these criteria, the medical care should be covered under Virginia’s workers’ comp insurance.
Duration of Medical Treatment is Not Limited by Virginia Law
Virginia workers’ comp laws require an injured employee to see a doctor without reasonable delay. You should always get immediate medical attention after a workplace accident. However, the law does not put a defined duration on how long medical care can be covered by workers’ comp. As long as treatment is deemed reasonable and necessary, a workers’ comp provider is liable unless the employee has agreed to fully settle the claim. As long as you have not settled your claim and the authorized workers compensation treating physician says that the treatment is reasonable, necessary and directly related to the work accident, your medical benefits are for your lifetime.
How Our Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
Unfortunately, some injured workers struggle to get access to the full and fair medical coverage they are entitled to under Commonwealth law. Led by Virginia workers’ comp lawyer Michele Lewane, the Injured Workers’ Law Firm knows how to hold employers and insurers accountable. Our Richmond, VA medical treatment attorneys are prepared to:
- Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your workers’ comp claim;
- Gather all relevant documents, records, and evidence; and
- Take action to get you coverage for medical care and all available financial benefits.
Anyone injured on the job needs full and complete medical treatment. We want to ensure that all Virginia workers know their right to have their medical and rehabilitative care covered. Our Richmond workers’ comp firm has put together a free, comprehensive e-book called The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. Get your copy before you sign any documents.
Call Our Richmond, VA Medical Treatment Attorneys Today
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of state laws and regulations. We are here to help you navigate the claims process and get the maximum benefits for medical treatment. Contact us now by calling (804) 755-7755 for a confidential initial consultation. From our Richmond legal office, we represent injured workers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.