Employers in Virginia with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover workers in cases of on-the-job injuries or illnesses. However, if your claim isn’t properly filled out, you could lose the right to benefits. The law firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes in Charlottesville helps injured employees file workers’ compensation claims and successfully advocates for them in appeals when their initial claims are denied. Our dedicated attorneys will work hard toward getting you all the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Depending on the industry you’re in, the workplace could be relatively safe or carry a heightened risk of job-related injuries. Common workplace accidents include:
Accidents like these can cause traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, soft tissue damage and other serious injuries. When you are hurt in a workplace accident, our firm will ensure your claim contains all the necessary information to increase its chances of being approved in a timely way.
People who become ill due to their jobs are also eligible for workers’ compensation. Respiratory conditions, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other illnesses and diseases may be covered if they can be directly linked to the workplace. Hearing loss and even repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome can fall under the area of occupational injuries and illnesses. Our workers’ comp lawyers will help you develop a claim that contains thorough evidence linking your occupational illness or injury to your job.
Workers’ compensation pays for medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses. It also provides a portion of an employee’s weekly salary that has been lost due to their absence. However, it doesn’t provide for pain and suffering and some other types of harm potentially associated with a severe injury. You cannot bring a personal injury claim against an employer that carries workers’ comp. However, if a third party was responsible or partly responsible for your injury or illness, you may be able to bring a legal claim against them. Third parties can include contractors, suppliers, product manufacturers and others who are not your direct employer. We will carefully examine all the circumstances of your case to discover whether a third-party claim may be warranted.
Tucker Griffin Barnes helps Virginians who have been injured on the job get workers’ compensation benefits and other types of payment when available. We have three offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra (Across from Food Lion), and Harrisonburg. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 434-973-7474 or contact us online.
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