OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that 5,000 workers die each year from work-related injuries. Virginia workers compensation attorneys regularly represent employees who have suffered injuries on the job. Sometimes these are injuries that are simply a result of a workplace situation at other times, an employee is injured by a third party. Both of these allow for a personal injury claim and a job injury claim to be presented.
If you or a loved one is injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault. The law requires employers to buy insurance and to compensate employees in case of work related injuries.
Workers Compensation benefits usually cover your medical expenses and a percentage of your wages while you are unable to work. In addition, you may be entitled to lifetime medical coverage for treatment related to that injury, permanent injury benefits if a doctor determines such. And in some cases, you may even be entitled to rehabilitation benefits. Different states allow for different benefits if you have been injured on the job. If you have any questions relating to this please call us for a consultation.