Construction Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
Injured on a construction site and unable to work? Watch this video to learn about construction accidents and workers’ compensation in Virginia. Let us fight for you.
Is workers’ compensation my only relief after a construction accident?
People often ask me, “What is workers’ compensation after being involved in a Virginia construction accident?” Workers’ compensation in Virginia is a statute. It’s a set of laws. They were set up years ago to try to help injured parties get something for their injuries knowing that the law of tort recovery is extremely difficult for employees to get any benefit from when working on a job in Virginia.Under that statute of workers’ compensation in Virginia, you’re entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks of disability following your work-related accident. You’re also entitled to lifetime medical benefits for the injuries you had from this accident only. It does not require that you prove who was at fault in the accident. It also does not require that you provide any evidence of who else was at fault or whether you were free of fault which is often found in other types of personal injury cases. In those types of cases, Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a good compromise for an employee.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a work site and have questions about construction accidents and workers’ compensation? Contact a Virginia construction accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.