If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a construction or workplace accident in Virginia, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The majority of workplace-related injury cases in Virginia are covered by workers’ compensation laws. These laws provide protections for workers and construction companies, helping injured workers receive benefits more quickly without having to pursue drawn-out court cases.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Virginia | Filing an Injury Claim
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.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Virginia | Filing a Lawsuit
In most cases, you will file workers’ comp 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.
How We Can Help
Virginia construction accident lawyer Michael Strong will help you file workers’ compensation claims quickly so that you can focus on your recovery. Call now for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.