Know Your Employment Rights if Injured at Work
When workers in Virginia are injured on the job, their employers may have a legal obligation to provide them with the compensation they need to recover from those injuries.
At Valverde & Rowell, P.C., in Virginia Beach, our lawyers help workers enforce their workers’ compensation rights. We represent U.S. citizens as well as documented and undocumented immigrants, all of whom have equal employment law rights. Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you recover from your workplace injuries.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
If you have suffered injuries at work or while you were performing a job-related duty, you have a right under Virginia workers’ compensation law to compensation for your medical expenses and partial compensation for your lost wages. Be sure to get legal advice before talking to your employer to be sure you have all of your facts straight and know what you are obligated to do and say.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance plan covering virtually all workplace or work-related injuries. It does not matter who was at fault for your injuries — you are still entitled to compensation. This is an insurance coverage that your employer pays for when they have employees working for them.
If your employer denies your workers’ compensation claim, you may appeal it, and if your appeals fail, you may be able to pursue compensation through litigation in court. Also, if your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, you may be entitled to sue for damages. As workman’s comp lawyers, these are just a few of the ways we can help you with an injury on the job.
Contact us to learn more about your important employee rights under Virginia workers’ compensation law.
Bradford A. MillerAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Hugo Raul ValverdePartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
R. Barry RowellPartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Andrew J. ReigelAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.