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Newport News Industrial Accident Lawyer

industrial workers at their jobsite, when you have been injured while on the job, you may need to contact a good industrial accident attorney in Newport News to help with your case.According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60,200 workers in private industry were injured in non-fatal workplace accidents in Virginia in 2017. The numbers for 2018 will likely be higher. More than half of these workers, approximately 32,000, experienced days away from work, a job transfer, or job restrictions. As such, there are financial and emotional consequences in addition to the physical pain. Your entire family could be affected as medical bills pile up and you are unable to contribute to the household. Even if you have a general understanding of your rights under Virginia’s complicated workers’ compensation laws, you face significant challenges when trying to enforce them.

Mr. Hoen is a Newport News industrial accident lawyer with almost 30 years of experience who can help victims of workplace accidents. He can guide you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and will advocate on your behalf in seeking benefits for your losses. Please contact Hampton Workers’ Comp to set up a free consultation with Mr. Hoen and review some important information about how these cases work.

Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Protect Victims of Industrial Accidents

The industrial environment contains certain inherent hazards, especially in such areas as manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, logistics, and many more. Accidents are a common occurrence, as are the injuries that result from them, such as:

  • Broken bones from slips and trips on slippery surfaces;
  • Head injuries and concussion due to falls;
  • Getting hit by falling debris;
  • Strains and sprains from repetitive body movement;
  • Cuts, scrapes, and abrasions;
  • Inhalation of hazardous fumes;
  • Burns from fires and explosion;
  • Injuries from a vehicle accident;
  • Eye and ear injuries; and,
  • Many more.

By law, almost all Virginia employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees who are the victims of industrial accidents. Though you do not need to show fault when filing a claim, the insurer may deny benefits for many different reasons. Disputes are common, requiring you to pursue your claim through the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWCC).

Mr. Jan Hoen is skilled in the workers’ compensation claims process, from the filing the initial forms and supporting documents to taking your case to the VWCC. He is persistent in dealing with insurance companies and will fight to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve by law. If necessary, he will take your case to court to protect your rights.

Eligibility for Workers’ Comp Benefits

Not all employees, employers, and work-related incidents are covered by Virginia’s workers’ compensation laws. To qualify for benefits you must:

  • Be an eligible employee, as opposed to an independent contractor or other types of workers;
  • Be employed by a company that has two or more part- or full-time employees, as smaller employers are not required to carry insurance; and,
  • Have suffered injuries in an industrial accident that occurred while you were performing work-related tasks.

Schedule a Consultation with a Newport News Industrial Accident Lawyer Today

For more information on your rights as the victim of an industrial accident, please call (757) 838-1173 or go online to reach Hampton Workers’ Comp. Mr. Hoen can tell you about your legal options after conducting a free case assessment to review your circumstances. He can also explain how a Newport News industrial accident attorney is your best asset in protecting your interests.

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