Being injured on the job comes with its own set of challenges that can make moving forward toward recovery exceptionally difficult. While workers’ compensation insurance is designed to help you on your journey toward healing, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is often complicated. This is why working closely with an experienced Newport News workers’ comp attorney from the outset is in your best interest.
Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to strike a balance between covering your damages (or losses) while helping your employer protect his or her business interests in the face of your claim (and others like it). In maintaining this balance, however, your right to fair compensation can get lost or can be diluted in the process. Ultimately, the insurance company is a for-profit enterprise that will do what it can to keep your settlement as low as possible, which is why working with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney is always well advised.
If you’ve been injured on the job – or if you acquire a job-related illness – workers’ compensation is designed to cover you for your related medical costs and for your lost wages (at a specific percentage of your gross pay). Ensuring that your losses are well represented in your claim is critical to your ability to fully regain your health and wellbeing – and to return to work at full capacity if at all possible.
The best way to protect your workers’ comp claim is by addressing the issue of your work-related injury or illness sooner rather than later, which might include taking the following steps:
Filing your workers’ compensation claim at the earliest possible date is the best path forward. If you’ve put off the matter, however, it’s important to recognize that there is a statute of limitations involved, which amounts to a time limit. In Virginia, the timeframe for bringing a workers’ comp claim is two years from the date of your injury-causing accident. Failure to do so will likely leave you with no further legal recourse.
If you’ve been injured at work and fail to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled, your future can hang in the balance. The seasoned Newport News workers’ comp attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC recognize the gravity of your situation and dedicate their practice to skillfully advocating for our clients’ legal rights – in zealous pursuit of their cases’ optimal outcomes. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information about how we can help today.
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