Common Types of Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cases

Common Types of Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cases

Common Types of Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cases

By jfhoen

On-the-job accidents can happen in any occupation and when they do, you need knowledgeable, effective legal representation to ensure you get the benefits you deserve. At Hampton Injury Law, our experienced workers’ comp attorneys understand the serious impacts these kinds of accidents can have on your ability to work and provide for yourself and your loved ones. 

Our knowledge of Virginia workers’ compensation laws combined with our legal experience can help you to get the benefits you deserve. Here’s what you should know about common workers’ compensation cases and the kinds of injuries that may happen while on the job. 

Common Work-Related Injuries

At Hampton Injury Law, we understand the serious and potentially disabling injuries that can result from on-the-job accidents. According to a November 2021 news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), on-the-job injuries affect over 2.7 million workers each year, resulting in hospital and doctor expenses, and well as numerous days off work. Common types of occupational injuries recorded by the BLS include the following:

  • Muscle, tendon, or ligament sprains, strains, and tears;
  • Bone fractures;
  • Cuts and lacerations;
  • Limb amputations;
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Burn injuries:
  • Back and spinal cord injuries; and
  • Head and brain injuries.

In addition to the above, the BLS reports that five percent of workplace injuries resulted from on-the-job illnesses. Exposure to asbestos, toxic chemicals, and harsh environmental conditions can all have permanent impacts on a worker’s health. Injuries may be the result of various incidents and long-term exposure to health hazards:

  • Work-travel auto accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Dangerous work machinery and equipment
  • Industrial accidents

Hampton Injury Law has extensive experience in fighting for compensation on the behalf of injured workers. We deliver dependable legal guidance for those hurt due to unsafe working conditions and other occupational hazards. Considering how your injuries can impact your future, you deserve recompense for your loss of quality of life and productivity. 

The Importance of Seeking Efficient, Effective Legal Representation In Virginia Workers’ Compensation Cases

Workers who are injured on the job or become ill due to dangerous workplace conditions are entitled to compensation through the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Under Virginia law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their workers, and to file claims on their behalf. 

At Hampton Injury Law, our experienced attorneys provide efficient, effective legal representation to ensure your claim is filed, and to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. We can advise you on what to do if your claim is denied, as well as assist you in workers’ compensation disputes over the benefits you receive. Benefits you may be entitled to under the Virginia workers’ compensation program include:

  • Hospital and medical benefits;
  • Transportation costs to and from doctor’s appointments;
  • Reimbursement for medical devices, such as wheelchairs or home healthcare equipment;
  • Compensation for lost wages and future lost income resulting from your injuries;
  • Payment for occupational therapy; and
  • Partial or full disability payments.

Contact Our Experienced Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today 

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact Hampton Injury Law today. Our experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys provide knowledgeable, professional legal representation to assist you in getting the benefits you are entitled to you under state workers’ compensation laws. 

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