Workers’ compensation is available to virtually all seriously injured employees in the state of Virginia. Workers’ compensation is a valuable insurance program that provides financial assistance to injured workers, so that they can pay for their living expenses while they are injured and unable to work, and so that they can pay for the medical care they need to recover from their injuries.
In some scenarios, when a permanent and disabling injury occurs, workers can qualify for permanent total compensation for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, if a fatal accident happens, workers’ family members may be able to pursue compensation claims relating to end of life expenses and other living costs following the loss of their loved one.
Unfortunately, the pursuit of a workers’ compensation claim is not always straightforward. Sometimes, claims are denied — claims that should have been approved. In these cases, claimants can seek legal assistance to cure deficiencies associated with their claims. The legal assistance may also help injured workers receive a higher amount of benefits in their claims.
At the Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we handle a lot of legal issues in various categories of the law. One area that we are proud to help Virginia residents in is workers’ compensation law. There is nothing more difficult to see than someone who wants to be a hard worker but is unable to complete his or her job duties and provide for his or her family due to a workplace injury. We want to use all of our legal knowledge to help people in this kind of a position to get back on their feet as soon as possible, and the best way to do that is by getting them the injured worker benefits they deserve.