Workers' Compensation Attorney in VirginiaAuthor: Portner & Shure
When you are in an accident at work, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether you, another employee or your employer is at fault. The attorneys at Portner & Shure provide clients with skilled representation in order to obtain the full benefits they are entitled. Our attorneys have represented clients in workers' compensation in Virginia for over 20 years. After a work accident, you only have 30 days to inform your employer of your injury and 2 years in which to file a claim. It is important to file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible after the accident in order to ensure a fair recovery.
In Virginia, workers' compensation is an injured worker's exclusive remedy. This also applies to the injured worker's family and representatives. However, experienced attorneys also know that in cases involving a third party, separate claims for personal injury may be filed to compensate the worker for pain and suffering. Workers' compensation only provides benefits to the injured worker for the disability and medical treatment expenses, which can sometimes be low. In actions involving a third-party tortfeasor, the compensation carrier may have a lien for expenses paid. The lien can be reduced, and more than adequate compensation can be recovered from the third party.
Portner & Shure attorneys are very knowledgeable in the area of workers' compensation law. In cases involving workers' compensation and third party claims, the experience is a must. Furthermore, our firm is unique because we have a full staff of multi-lingual paralegals that can help workers' compensation clients who speak Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. Portner & Shure strives to advocate for clients of many different backgrounds.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of an injury at work and would like a free legal consultation, or if you would like more information on workers' compensation, please feel free to contact one of our top-rated Virginia workers' compensation lawyers at (855) 954-4141.