Numerous workers injured in Virginia and elsewhere have filed for much-needed workers’ compensation benefits and been denied the benefits they have a right to receive. In many cases, the workers take the denial on the chin and tragically suffer without their justly-due benefits. At our law firm, we fight in court for these individuals when they have viable claims that have been denied.
What we’ve found in our experience litigating workers’ compensation cases is that certain types of injuries may be more likely than others to result in a denial of benefits from the insurance company. These types of injuries include:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Hand injuries
- Arm injuries
- Knee injuries
- Foot injuries
- Leg injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries that happen off work property
- Injuries that happen after normal working hours
If you suffered from an injury listed above, it’s important that you gather all the evidence related to your injury, including information that points to why it was related to your job. Medical records and doctors’ diagnoses are also helpful to prove your workers’ compensation claim related to the injury. This evidence will be important — not only to prove that you qualify for benefits, but also to prove that you qualify for a sufficient amount of benefits to pay for all the costs of medical care and lost wages you are incurring.
No matter the circumstances and severity of your work-related injuries, if you’ve been denied benefits by the workers’ compensation insurance provider, don’t give up on your case until you’ve thoroughly examined all the issues surrounding your case and ascertained the true viability of your claim.