Being injured at work is especially difficult. It can leave you facing significant medical expenses – in addition to lost wages – as you move through the recovery process. If this is the challenging predicament you find yourself in, consulting with an experienced Portsmouth work injury attorney is the best path forward.
Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, which means if you are injured on the job, you are covered. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both employer and employee by taking the matter of negligence out of workers’ compensation claims.
If you are injured while at work, you will not need to prove your employer’s negligence in the matter, but your compensation will not be as comprehensive as it would be in a personal injury claim (which represents the trade-off involved). Employees gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are covered in the event of a work-related illness or injury, while employers aren’t faced with the financial concern that personal injury lawsuits are likely to evoke (while remaining responsible for covering their employees’ work-related injuries and illnesses).
If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you can seek compensation for the following:
All employers with more than three employees in Virginia must carry workers’ compensation insurance, and it applies to both full-time and part-time employees. In order to seek compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that your injury or illness arose as a result of your employment, which means that you were injured (or became ill) either while you were at work or while you were performing a task related to your work.
If you have a workers’ compensation claim, it is unique to you and the circumstances involved, but there are certain steps every claimant can take to help protect his or her claim, including:
The dedicated Portsmouth work injury attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC have a wealth of experience helping clients like you successfully resolve their workers’ compensation claims. Your case is important, and we are on your side – so please do not wait to contact us for more information about how we can help you today.
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