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Virginia Beach Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction worker wearing a safety harness representing how our personal injury lawyer can help with construction accidents and workers compConstruction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces, and data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics proves this point. In 2017, more than 4,700 employees were hurt in non-fatal construction accidents in Virginia. If you were hurt in such an incident you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Because the eligibility rules are complicated and the claims process is complex, it is wise to reach out to a Virginia Beach construction accident lawyer for assistance.

Mr. Hoen has more than three decades of experience helping victims of construction accidents in Virginia pursue the benefits they deserve by law. Please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a free case evaluation regarding your claim today.

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

The Virginia workers’ compensation system provides monetary support to employees who are hurt at work, including victims of construction accidents. If you meet the eligibility rules, you may receive benefits, which depend upon your specific circumstances.

Workers’ compensation laws do not require you to show that your employer was at fault for the injury-causing accident. If you qualify, you can start receiving benefits in a short amount of time. However, the downside is that filing for workers’ comp is your sole remedy. You cannot sue your employer in court unless:

  • Your employer fails to carry a workers’ compensation insurance policy as required by law;
  • Your employer’s intentional conduct was a contributing factor in the construction accident; or,
  • A third party caused your construction accident injuries, such as an independent contractor or vendor that was present at the site.

Trust Your Claim to a Virginia Beach Construction Accident Lawyer

Because eligibility is the key to obtaining workers’ comp benefits, it is important to understand how the rules work under Virginia law. To qualify for benefits:

  • You must be a full- or part-time construction employee that is covered by workers’ comp;
  • Your construction employer must have at least three employees, which triggers the legal requirement to carry workers’ comp insurance; and,
  • Your injuries must be the result of an incident that occurred in the workplace while you were performing job-related tasks.

In addition, there are deadlines to note. First, you must notify your employer of a construction accident within 30 days after it occurs. Plus, if you cannot resolve your claim with your employer’s insurance company, you have two years to file a claim for benefits and take the matter to the next level — The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Benefits for Victims of Construction Accidents

Depending on your specific situation and the details of your injuries, you may be able to receive:

  • Lifetime medical benefits to treat your construction accident injuries;
  • Wage Loss Replacement for the income you lose during the time you are away from work;
  • Disability benefits, which compensate you for medical conditions that render you disabled; and,
  • Death, for surviving family members of an employee who suffers fatal injuries as the result of a construction accident.

Discuss Your Claim with a Virginia Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney

For more information on your rights and remedies after an injury-causing construction incident, please contact Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a free case evaluation with Mr. Hoen. You can call our firm or go online to speak with a Virginia Beach construction accident lawyer about your claim.

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Virginia workman’s comp lawyer Jan Hoen is prepared to fight to protect your legal rights. Contact Hampton Injury Law PLC as soon as possible after a work injury and allow attorney Jan Hoen to use his resources and experience to fight for you.

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