OSHA estimates that 5,000 workers die each year from work-related injuries. Our Virginia workers compensation attorneys regularly represent employees who have suffered injuries on the job. Sometimes these are injuries that are simply, “arising out of and in the cause of the employment.” At other times, an employee is injured by a third party. In those circumstances, a personal injury claim and a job injury claim may be presented.
If you or a loved one is injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault. The law requires employers to buy insurance and to compensate employees in case of work related injuries.
Workers’ Compensation benefits usually cover your medical expenses and a percentage of your wages while you are unable to work. In addition, you may be entitled to lifetime medical coverage for treatment related to that injury, permanent injury benefits if a doctor determines such. And in some cases, you may even be entitled to rehabilitation benefits. Different states allow for different benefits if you have been injured on the job. We discuss where you were working and where you were hired to determine what state laws may apply.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for treatment and for pain and suffering. Complete the form below for a free evaluation of your claim. The law requires prompt and documented notice. Plus, it is important to get appropriate medical treatment quickly authorized. At the Joel Bieber Firm, we will notify the employer, if necessary, as well as the workers compensation commission, so that your claim and rights are protected.
Contact an experienced job injury & workers compensation lawyer at the Joel Bieber Firm today for your free initial consultation.