Workers’ compensation insurance helps injured Virginia employees pay for medical bills, lost wages and other costs following an on-the-job injury. Workers’ compensation can help pay for a disabled workers’ living expenses; it can also compensate family members with various benefits in the unfortunate event of a worker’s death.
Still, just because a worker was injured on the job does not always mean that he or she will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Further, just because a worker applies and qualifies for said benefits, it does not mean that or she will receive the maximum amount available under the law. This is where a workers’ compensation attorney can be immeasurably helpful.
At Dickerson & Smith, we represent workers who have been injured and we help them get the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits available to them. Our attorneys represent workers in virtually every single field. It does not matter if you are an office worker with carpal tunnel syndrome, a fast food restaurant worker with a repetitive use injury or a professional athlete with a traumatic brain injury. We are here to answer your questions and let you know what your legal options are.
While there are certain classifications of employees who are not covered by Virginia workers’ compensation insurance, most are eligible for benefits if their injury happened on-the-job. When evaluating any such claim, it is always important to review medical records and to determine and/or obtain a specific diagnosis where applicable. It may also be necessary to show documentation or proof that the injury actually happened while the worker was performing his or her job duties. By analyzing all of this information, injured Virginia workers can start to put together the soundest case possible to receive the benefits they need to pay for medical care and living expenses while they are getting healthy again.
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Source: daviddickerson.com, “Virginia: Workers’ Compensation Attorney” Sep. 04, 2014