According to statistics, an average American spends roughly 1,801 hours working for their employer annually. Most employees will work their entire careers without sustaining an injury, but not everyone is that lucky. Many people suffer workplace injuries each year, and it can be challenging to prove that their injuries were caused due to the negligent fault of their employer.
Should you have recently been injured at work, you might be considering initiating a workers’ compensation claim. Should this be the case, consider speaking with a Williamsburg workers’ comp attorney as most employers take these claims seriously, and you will likely have quite the legal fight. With the help of the Hampton Injury Law PLC workers’ comp attorneys, you can seek compensation and get your life back on track.
Unlike other states in America, Virginia generally does not allow an injured employee to sue their employer. If an employer wishes to seek compensation for their injuries, they will need to go through the workers’ compensation system.
However, should a Virginian business not carry workers’ compensation insurance, an employee is then entitled to bring a lawsuit against their employer for the injuries they sustained at work. In addition to these facts, there are a few things an injured employee should know about workers’ compensation claims.
In its base form, workers’ compensation is an insurance policy that employers are required to have. This insurance covers the various costs associated with an employee’s workplace injuries or illnesses. However, in Virginia, employee misconduct and work performed outside of previously approved work is not covered under workers’ compensation.
In Virginia, employers that have two or more employees are required by law to carry workers’ compensation. Essentially, this form of insurance will protect employers from lawsuits brought against them by employees. It will also protect employees by guaranteeing they will receive cash and medical benefits if injured at work.
Yet, employees should note that gradual injuries and specific traumatic injuries caused by repetitive motion are generally not covered by workers’ compensation in Virginia.
If you have suffered any of the below injuries at your workplace, you should consider filing a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a daunting experience, especially if you are not utilizing the services of a Virginia workers’ compensation attorney. We know workers’ compensation claims can be an incredibly challenging matter to navigate. That’s why the attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC have worked tirelessly to educate ourselves on the various Virginian laws and regulations. Should you need assistance with your claim, you can contact us as soon as you can, and we will conduct a case evaluation.
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