Being injured on the job comes with an additional layer of complications, but obtaining compensation that covers your losses can be instrumental to your ability to fully recover. Workers’ compensation claims are intended to balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and their employees, and understanding your rights can help you better protect them. If your job leaves you injured – or with a work-related illness – an experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation attorney is standing by to help.
If you were injured by another driver’s negligence in a car accident, you would seek compensation for the losses you suffered by filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s car insurance provider. If you are injured on the job, however, it works somewhat differently. The primary difference is that negligence doesn’t play a role in your workers’ compensation claim. As long as your employer has at least three employees, the company is required by the State of Virginia to cover you all with workers’ compensation insurance.
Both employees and employers give up something in exchange for the benefits they receive. As an injured employee, you have guaranteed coverage, but workers’ compensation claims offer less robust compensation than personal injury claims do. In exchange for providing employees with workers’ compensation coverage, employers don’t have to fear costly and time-consuming negligence-based claims.
Although you are covered by workers’ compensation if you are injured on the job, the coverage is not without limits. To begin, you have only two years from the date of the accident-causing injury to file your claim. Ultimately, consulting with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney as soon after the accident in question as possible is the best strategy. Workers’ compensation claims can become very complicated very quickly, and protecting yours from the outset is well advised. Additional steps you can take to help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled include the following:
If you have suffered a work-related illness or have been injured on the job, you can seek compensation for the following losses:
If your injury is more serious, compensation can extend to either temporary or permanent disability benefits. An important aspect of your claim – and one that your attorney will be sure to carefully address – is ensuring that your complete losses are well represented.
The trusted Norfolk workers’ compensation attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC are well prepared to help you obtain the compensation you need to move beyond your work-related injury. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.
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