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Virginia Workers Comp Lawyers, Workers Compensation Helpline

VIRGINIA WORKERS COMP. LAWYERS are ready to help you with your Virginia workers compensation claim. If you have and on the job injury or disease cal the job injury helpline today.

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The Virginia Workers Compensation system provides several types of benefits to workers who have been injured on the job or made ill by an occupational disease or toxic substance:

• wage replacement is available for up to two-thirds of his or her gross average weekly wage, up to a set maximum weekly limit

• lifetime medical benefits are available for as long as necessary

• permanent partial impairment

• permanent and total disability

• death benefits are available for surviving, qualifying dependents such as spouse, children, or parents in destitute circumstances

• cost of living increase is a benefit but, must be specifically requested by the worker

• vocational rehabilitation is your right under the workers compensation law.

Definition of an Eligible Injury

The Virginia workers comp laws define an injury that's eligible for compensation as one that:

• occurs at work or during a work-related function

• is caused by a specific work activity

• happens suddenly at a specific time

A worker's injury that was incurred gradually or from repetitive trauma is not covered by Virginia's workers comp laws, but certain diseases that are caused by repetitive trauma are covered.

Definition of an Eligible Occupational Disease

In order to be covered by Virginia's workers compensation system, an occupational disease must:

• be caused by the work, but

• not be a disease of the neck, back, or spinal column

Time Limit for Filing a Workers Compensation Claim

For an injury, the employee has two years from the date of the accident to file a Workers Compensation claim. For a disease, the employee has either:

• two years from the date the physician informs the employee that the disease is work-related, or

• five years from the last date that the employee was exposed to the condition at work that caused the disease, which ever is sooner

The employee must file a claim even if his or her employer has already paid lost wages or covered some medical treatment. If the employee neglects to file the claim, the employer may stop covering the medical care or stop paying lost wages at any time.

Talk to a Virginia, For the Injured Worker, Workers Compensation Attorney  Today

Whether you are sure that your injury or illness is eligible for workers compensation benefits or not, it's in your best interest to describe your case to a Workers Compensation Helpline lawyer  at a Virginia law firm that represents individuals seeking workers comp benefits. The laws regarding benefits are complex, and a skilled workers comp lawyer can maximize your chances of receiving benefits. Contact For the injured worker today. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis.

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