Virginia Workers' Compensation Law
by Eric Wiener, the "Work Comp Lawyer" who teaches other lawyers Virginia Worker Compensation Law
A Virginia worker | workman | workers | workwomen must file a
Virginia Workers' Compensation Claim (work comp claim) when injured on
the job. This practice area
in the law is titled Virginia Workers' Compensation Law or Virginia
"work comp law" and the lawyers who practice in this area are workers
compensation attorneys. This is special area of
personal injury law with its own laws and processes.
"I looked at all firms in search of
the right one. I did not want lawyers from a large firm where I
was just a number. I was extremely impressed to see that Mr.
Wiener taught other lawyers how to win claims...."
Overview of Virginia Worker Compensation Law
If you are reading this section, you have recently suffered an injury at your place of employment and are wondering what your rights are under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. The purpose of this section is to advise you of the extent of benefits available to injured employees under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, to encourage you to apply for and obtain those benefits and to give you practical tips that will reduce the obstacles often placed in an employee’s way by their employer and help you maximize your return on your claim.
Here at the Bose Law Firm, we strongly believe in the rights
workers and stand ready to help guide you through the maze that is the
Compensation claim process. Your employer has an insurance
and defense attorneys and namebrand lawyers on their side, all
to denying your claim for benefits. You need an effective
on your side, and the Bose Law Firm is that advocate - professional,
comprehensive services for the injured worker.
In response, state governments around the country devised the
first Workers’ Compensation laws. The Virginia workers'
compensation law is based closely on the law established in Indiana.
These laws were designed to take the issue of work-related
injuries out of the court system, and to provide injured workers with
swift and sure relief for their injuries. In a sense, Workers’
Compensation may be compared to “no-fault” insurance. The
employee no longer has to prove that the employer was negligent, and
the employer no longer has access to the legal defenses that were used
so successfully to deny workers’ claims in the past. Conversely,
only remedies allowed to the injured worker are those benefits
under the Workers’ Compensation system. Injured workers may not
their employers in civil court, and they may not recover for pain and
suffering. In addition, it should be noted that attorney’s fees
for claimant’s are
regulated by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, and are
paid on a “contingency” basis. In other words, claimant’s
fees are only paid on the “contingent” basis that the attorney actually
benefits for the claimant, and such fees are regulated so that they do
eat up the claimant’s recovery. There are no legal fees to pay up
Therefore, a workers’ compensation attorney is available and affordable
all, regardless of your economic circumstances.
In theory, there should be no need for an employee to have to
retain an attorney to pursue his claim for Workers’ Compensation
benefits. The system was originally designed not to be a
battle between employer
and employee, but rather a mechanism by which such claims are quickly
efficiently resolved. Alas, that is no longer the case.
for the Workers’ Compensation insurance that employers are required to
keep going up, and they go up faster for those companies with many
claims. Consequently, your employer has an economic interest in
denying your claim, and they will go to great lengths and expense to do
so. That is the reason you need the Bose Law Firm to help you win
WHAT TYPE OF INJURIES AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES ARE COVERED UNDER THE VIRGINIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT?