Virginia Beach is home to almost every kind of job you can find under the sun. Some of those jobs are more dangerous than others. Workers who perform dangerous jobs every day, like construction workers for example, face serious risks in order to put food on their family’s tables. If you or your loved one is involved in a dangerous construction job, know that your family is protected by workers’ compensation insurance.
The Dickerson & Smith Law Group sees new injured workers every day who need help paying for their medical care. A successful workers’ compensation claim can get a worker and his or her family financial assistance to afford this medical care, but did you know that in some cases workers can also receive money to pay for time spent unable to work? Fortunately, workers’ compensation provides a wide variety of benefits depending on a workers’ situation and the severity of his or her injuries.
Indeed, workers who suffer a serious and disabling injury, whether the injury results in a temporary or permanent disability, can get benefits that cover lost income. Similarly, families can seek lost income benefits if the worker is killed.
The beauty of the Virginia workers’ compensation program is that it supports workers through a difficult financial time. Not every construction worker is covered by health insurance, but they are required to be covered by workers’ compensation, which can be just as effective as medical insurance at ensuring that a worker gets the medical attention he or she needs to recover.
In the event that you are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance and you suffer a serious injury at a Virginia Beach job site, you may still be able to get money for your medical needs by filing a civil lawsuit in court.