A construction accident can bring uncertainty and new financial challenges to your life. You may struggle to pay for medical bills or rehabilitation costs, and lost wages can make covering your basic living expenses difficult. Our experienced Virginia injury attorneys can help you with applying for workers’ compensation.
Types of Workers Compensation Benefits
You’ll also likely be experiencing pain from your injuries, and may suffer long-term consequences like loss of hearing, vision, or long-term disability or disfigurement. Workers can file workers comp claims in Virginia for:
- Wage Loss Replacement – Full or partial compensation for wages lost due to your injury. Funds are available for the time you must spend away from work.
- Lifetime Medical Benefits – Medical expenses related to your injury, including out-of-pocket medical costs, medications, and transportation expenses are covered by workers comp.
- Permanent Partial Disability – Compensation for loss of limb, loss of hearing or vision, amputation, scarring or lung disease.
- Permanent Total Disability – Lifetime wage replacement for severe disfigurement, paralysis, or traumatic brain injury.
Applying for Workers’ Compensation | How an Attorney Can Help
Ultimately, your attorney can help you understand the benefits that you qualify for and aid you in the process of filing a claim. Workers compensation claims must be filed within two years of the accident.
In most cases, you will file workers’ compensation to reimburse you for any costs you incur. But there are other special cases in which a lawsuit may be appropriate. For example, if the liable party wasn’t your employer, but a third-party was, a lawsuit may be the best legal option for recovering compensation. Wrongful death lawsuits are also another legal option, if a loved one was killed in a worksite accident.
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If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident and need help applying for workers’ compensation, please call our Virginia construction accident attorneys today for a free consultation.