Workers' Compensation Attorneys
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 117 workers in Virginia lost their lives in a workplace-related accident in 2017. That same year, 58,094 workplace-related injuries were reported. Those injuries were often to the head, knee, back, and neck, and disproportionately affected those in manufacturing jobs.
When a workplace injury occurs, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. How will I support my family while I recover? What about my job? Who is responsible for my medical bills and time away from work? Do I need a lawyer to help me? Those who have experienced work-related injuries may be entitled to certain benefits through Workers’ Compensation, and the team at Allen & Allen has the experience to help.
Know Your Rights
Virginia law governing workers’ compensation cases is complex and can be especially challenging for injured victims. Workers’ compensation insurance provides for the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for injured workers and lost wages, as well as death benefits for the dependents of those killed. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help determine whether the circumstances of your accident qualify as a viable claim, and that attorney’s assistance can be essential in collecting financial compensation if it does. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future medical needs
Why Early Action is Important
In a case involving a work-related injury, it’s essential to take early action by reporting the event to your employer within 30 days and then visiting a doctor to address your injuries. Such steps may be crucial in determining a successful outcome for your workers’ comp case.
It’s also important to remember that many insurance companies will contact you as early as the day after an accident to obtain a recorded statement about your injuries and details of the event that led to them. Giving a statement to the insurance company is typically not in your best interest. You are under no legal obligation to provide such a statement, and if you do, it could be used against you during attempts to resolve your case.
Before speaking with any insurance company representatives, you can protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation. If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you by:
- Collecting evidence that may need to be presented to protect your claim
- Dealing with the employer’s insurance company
- Obtaining a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation
- Litigating your case if necessary to get the result you deserve
Why Choose Allen & Allen?
While the circumstances behind every workers’ compensation case are different, one fact holds true for all—the time immediately following the accident can be stressful and confusing. The right Virginia law firm with workers’ comp experience can provide the support you need.
The attorneys at Allen & Allen have more than 600 years of combined experience with accident cases. Over our 100 year history, we have handled many complex and devastating cases with victims sustaining broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service, and we are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery. We will fight for their fair treatment and compensation.
No matter how severe your accident may have been, an attorney can help you to navigate the intimidating field of insurance demands and questions and help ensure you are offered the settlement you deserve. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling us today.
Start Rebuilding Your Life
You should not have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury that was caused at work. Let us help you collect the compensation you deserve. At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced lawyers and in-house investigators use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
If you or a family member has been injured, don’t wait to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer. Don’t wait to begin rebuilding your life.