Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Northern Virginia
Have you recently suffered a workplace injury or accident? Specific laws have been put into place that help protect workers after suffering an injury while on the job. If you’ve experienced a workplace injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
Westlake Legal Group provides extensive legal assistance to workers who have suffered injuries while on duty. Our team acts as your ally, working for your best interests every step of the way. Contact our team to schedule your initial consultation and get started with your workers’ compensation case today.
Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits in Virginia
Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Following a workplace injury, employees have a few options for which type of workers’ compensation claim they can submit. These include:
- Medical Treatment Only: In this case, the worker has received medical treatment but has not lost the ability to continue working.
- Medical Treatment & Lost Time: This occurs when the workplace injury resulted in both medical expenses and lost time from work.
- Medical Treatment & Injuries That Prevent Return to Pre-Injury Job: Such claims are filed when the workplace injury results in medical treatment and an injury that prevents the victim from being able to resume their pre-injury job responsibility.
- Medical Treatment & Injuries That Prevent Work of Any Kind: The most severe circumstance, this occurs when medical treatment is provided and the injuries are such that the victim cannot return to work in any capacity for any company.
To discuss the details of your case and discover which claim is best for you, consult with your Westlake Legal Group workers’ compensation attorney.
Virginia Law & Workers’ Compensation
In order to successfully file a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia, your injury must have happened while working or performing a task on behalf of your employer and meet the following qualifications:
- The accident occurred at work or during a work-related event/activity
- The accident was caused by a specific work activity
- The accident happened suddenly and at a specific time
Injuries that are sustained outside the scope of the employee’s work are not eligible for workers’ compensation claims. In Virginia, workers’ compensation claims may result in the following benefits paid to the victim:
- Lifetime medical benefits
- Wage loss replacement (temporary total/partial disability)
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Death benefits
Consult with your workers’ compensation attorney to find out what benefits you are eligible to receive as a result of your accident.
FAQs for Workers’ Compensation in Northern Virginia
What does my employer have to do following a workplace injury?
Following your workplace injury, you must give written notice to your employer within 30 days from the date of your accident, and your employer is required to file a “First Report of Injury” within 10 days of receiving written notice of the accident.
What limitations does Virginia place on workers’ compensation?
In Virginia, workers’ compensation claims are limited to paying out 2/3 (66.67%) of the worker’s average weekly wages. Compensation is also not able to exceed 500 weeks, except in cases where permanent and total incapacity, disability, or death occur.
Westlake Legal Group for Your Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit
If you’ve recently suffered a workplace injury, get the legal representation you need by contacting Westlake Legal Group. Our team of knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys is committed to helping you litigate your case and recover the damages you’re owed. Contact our team to schedule your initial consultation and begin the path to recovery today!