Were you injured on a construction site? Watch this video to learn why reporting construction injuries in Virginia is a crucial step of the claims process.
Should I tell my boss about my work injury?
I’m often asked by my clients who come to see me after a Virginia construction accident, is it okay to talk to my employer about what happened in the accident? First, I should tell you that under Virginia Workers’ Compensation law, it’s important that you at least give the basic details almost immediately or as soon as you possibly can after a Virginia construction accident. The next thing to remember is that you should retain your own attorney as quickly as possible and preferably before you make a statement to your employer after a construction accident. There are a variety of defenses that employers can use to deny both workers’ compensation benefits or any third-party benefits you make against other persons or companies that may be at fault in whole or part for this construction accident. It’s always best to get yourself an attorney before you make those statements. Do it quickly so that you can respond in the time that they expect with a notice of what happened in your accident.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at a work site and have questions about reporting construction injuries in Virginia to management? 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.