Top Work Injury Claims
An ergonomic work injury can cause you a lot of stress and health complications. It’s important for you to learn about different injuries and how to avoid them. Having to file a work injury claim for ergonomic injuries will take a lot of time and effort, but a Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney can make sure that you get the support that you deserve.
The most common ergonomic work injury claims include:
- overexertion, which includes injuries caused by pulling, pushing, lifting, holding, and carrying heavy objects;
- falling, either on the same level or down to a lower level;
- bodily reaction, which refers to cases of slips or trips that do not result in a fall, but the body reacting to catch itself and thereby being injured;
- being struck by an object and blunt force trauma accounts for a lot of Workers’ Compensation claims for ergonomic work injury;
- repetitive motion, such as repeated lifting, typing, standing, sitting, or other movements, which can cause injury to the body over time;
- exposure to dangerous temperature;
- chemical spills;
- exposure to toxic materials;
- automobile accidents while driving for work; and
- severed or crushed limbs.
With the help of a Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney, you can file your ergonomic work injury claim and get the settlement that you deserve. There are many other types of ergonomic injuries, but these are the most common and account for almost 75 percent of all Workers’ Compensation claims.
Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation cases can be settled in Virginia. However, settlement is voluntary, which means it requires the agreement of both sides to settle and both sides must agree on the amount of the settlement.
The benefits usually included in a workers’ compensation settlement are: potential future wage loss, potential permanent impairment, and potential future medical treatment. If you are settling your workers’ compensation claim before you have obtained an Award Order, sometimes past wage loss and medical costs already incurred will be included.
Unfortunately, a workers’ compensation settlement will never include any money for pain and suffering, no matter how hard the case has been on you and your family, what you have lost as a result of your injury(ies), or how badly the employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier treated you after your injury(ies). There is no pain and suffering payable in workers’ compensation in Virginia. We can answer your questions and can evaluate your case if you are considering this option.
How much is my Virginia workers compensation case worth?
There is no magic formula or process by which an attorney can predict with certainty the amount of money a person is entitled to receive. The real answer is “it depends.” There are many factors to consider and each case is so different, there really is not a magic formula to arrive at an exact value. One size does not fit all. However, our firm will usually have a pretty good idea of a reasonable settlement range after your medical condition has stabilized. We rely on such factors as the extent and permanency of your injuries, if the insurance company has accepted your claim, the cost of future medical treatment, whether you will be able to return to your pre injury job, and my experience working with hundreds of work injury cases. I have written an entire report on how to determine the value of a claim.
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