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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.
Following a workplace injury, employees have a few options for which type of workers’ compensation claim they can submit. These include:
To discuss the details of your case and discover which claim is best for you, consult with your Westlake Legal Group workers’ compensation attorney.
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:
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:
Consult with your workers’ compensation attorney to find out what benefits you are eligible to receive as a result of your accident.
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.
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.
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!
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