Protecting The Rights Of Injured Workers
Individuals who are injured on the job or develop serious occupational diseases in Virginia are usually entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the steps required to collect these benefits can be confusing and intimidating. The single best way to protect your rights to coverage for medical expenses, wage replacement and other considerations is to consult a qualified lawyer.
The attorneys at Parthemos & Curran, PLLC, have more than seven decades of combined experience advising and rigorously representing the injured. Our compassionate, highly efficient legal team is here to help you at any point after a work accident or your diagnosis with a work-related illness. We provide focused, personal attention to every client we serve and take great pride in our track record of successful results.
We Know The System, And We Stand Up To Insurance Companies
It is essential to seek medical attention and notify your employer as soon as possible after suffering a work injury. It is also essential to recognize that you will be dealing with an insurance company and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. This means that:
- Having your claim initially accepted by the insurance company is not sufficient to ensure you will receive all the benefits you deserve. It is also necessary to file a claim with the Commission to ensure that an award has been entered in your case.
- It is common for workers’ compensation insurers to deny valid claims, terminate medical benefits prematurely or take the position that you can return to work before you are able. When such problems arise, resolving them may require a hearing or appeal — and your likelihood of a successful outcome may well depend on your choice of legal representation.