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