Workers Compensation is a system that provides financial and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Employers are required to offer this insurance to employees. In exchange, the employee cannot sue the employer for negligence in a work-related accident. This is often known as a “no fault” system. When a worker is injured on the job the workers compensation system is the only way injured workers can receive proper financial and medical benefits. It is essential to know your rights under Virginia worker’s comp law. Seek the legal representation of an experienced workers comp lawyer in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads if you are uncertain of what those rights are.
If you are injured on the job and you case is accepted, your employer’s insurance company may compensate you for various costs, including:
- Lost income due to time away from work
- Medical bills
- Related future medical care
The above are standard areas of reimbursement are covered under the workers compensation system in Virginia. However, many injured workers are very intimidated by the daunting and complicated work comp system in Virginia. This confusion leads to uncertainty to whether or not they are getting the benefits owed to them by law. The sad part is many employers and the workers compensation insurance companies who represent them are very familiar with the laws and very few injured workers are, leaving injured workers to fall victim to tactics that could be considered less than honest by insurance companies.
Contact a lawyer you can trust to navigate through the workers compensation system to get you the most benefits and what you deserve.