While accidents can happen in any workplace, employees in the industrial and factory sector are exposed to an extremely high risk of injuries. The nature of the environment, dangerous equipment, and hazardous machinery are all factors that put industrial workers in harm’s way. According to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), there are 48,250 major workplace injuries reported every year. Industrial workers suffer from head trauma, harm to upper and lower extremities, and many other injuries in these incidents.
It is reassuring to know that workers’ comp laws provide you with remedies if you are hurt at work. However, the process of obtaining benefits can be challenging when you are trying to recover from your injuries. Instead of struggling with the requirements, trust Hampton Injury Law PLC to take on the important tasks. Please contact us to set up a case evaluation with one of our industrial accident attorneys in Chesapeake. You can also read on for a summary of the relevant concepts.
The industrial workplace is where goods are manufactured, assembled, or processed for use by consumers and businesses. Employers often establish an assembly line environment at their factories, so massive pieces of equipment, conveyor belts, and heavy equipment increase the risk of injuries. Some of the most common types of industrial accidents include:
If you were hurt at work, you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent in causing the accident, like in other personal injury cases. Instead, you must show that you are eligible for benefits because you are a true employee who suffered on-the-job injuries while performing work-related tasks.
You should notify your employer about your medical condition right away, but you must do so within 30 days after an injury or diagnosis of a work-related illness. To access your workers’ comp benefits, you will file a claim under your employer’s workers’ comp insurance policy. The process can be difficult and confusing, so do not delay.
Hampton Injury Law PLC will guide you through the claims process and deal with the insurer to ensure you receive full benefits. A Virginia workers’ compensation attorney will seek the following:
Though you may qualify for benefits after an industrial accident, there are numerous obstacles that could lead to denials or delays. For more information on how we can assist with the claims process, please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a case evaluation. A Virginia workers’ comp lawyer will advise you on the next steps.
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