Workers' compensation benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and a permanent or momentary disability. Our Richmond, VA, firm believes in keeping clients informed every step of the way. With our firm on your side, you can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the benefits to which you are entitled. Meanwhile, you can count on us to build a strong case on your behalf in order to help you collect. Our attorneys invite you to learn more about how workers' compensation benefits can help you. If you wish to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us online or call (800) 884-9507.
Workers' compensation benefits can help you rebuild your life following an on-the-job accident.
The most basic benefit of workers’ compensation is the payment of medical expenses. Generally, once your workers’ compensation claim is approved, the bills for your medical treatments are sent directly to the insurance company. You never have to worry about whether a bill was paid. However, if the insurance company refuses to pay a bill for some reason, you may need to consult with an attorney to ensure that bill is paid through your benefits. These matters can be extremely complicated, and having an attorney on your side who can advocate for you is essential.
Employees receiving workers’ compensation benefits are prohibited from suing their employer for further damages. Employees who do so forfeit their right to these benefits.
If your injury requires you to take time off work, workers’ compensation will reimburse you for this time missed so you are not without income. However, these benefits only cover a fraction of your wages—typically two-thirds. While this may seem low, it is important to note that these benefits are untaxed. This pre-tax amount usually comes close to the amount you normally receive after taxes.
If your injury prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time while you recover, you may be eligible for temporary disability through workers’ compensation. In general, you will continue to receive medical benefits and wage reimbursement. These benefits are usually provided during a set period of time, after which your claim and injury are reevaluated.
If it is determined that your injury has resulted in permanent disability, you may receive a pension, either as a lump sum or in weekly or monthly payments. The amount you receive will depend on the extent of your disability (total or partial). When it comes to proving your degree of disability, you can benefit tremendously by having an attorney on your side.
Workers’ compensation is a complex area of law to navigate without an attorney. It is in your best interest to enlist the help of an attorney who frequently handles workers' compensation cases and can take the proper steps on your behalf to make certain that your benefits can adequately cover your losses. If you are in the process of filing a workers' compensation claim, please contact our law firm online or call (800) 884-9507 to schedule a consultation.