3 Mistakes to Avoid after a Workplace Injury in Virginia

A Workers’ Compensation claim could get you the benefits you deserve after a workplace injury, but there are some mistakes that could crush your chances at fair compensation. For more information, speak with a Virginia work comp attorney who is ready to answer questions specific to your injury and see you through to the end of your Workers’ Comp claim process. 

3 Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Workers’ Comp Claim 

  • DO NOT accuse anyone. Your first concern after you’ve been injured is to get medical attention and report the accident to your supervisor. Be honest and don’t point any fingers.
  • DO NOT threaten legal action. You should absolutely seek out assistance from a work injury lawyer, but you don’t want to put your employer on the defensive immediately. You probably want to keep your job, so don’t threaten or show any hostility.
  • DO NOT pursue a claim by yourself. An attorney can help you with the compensation forms and can be prepared to pursue your case to the end if necessary.  

If you suffered a workplace injury, contact a Virginia Work Comp attorney who can navigate you through the process and help ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled under the law.  

Contact an Attorney about Your Work Related Injury Claim 

When you have difficulties with filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, a Virginia work comp attorney can bear some of the burden. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or receiving the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

2016-10-30T13:43:11+00:00

About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.