Accidents and injuries are a sad reality in the workplace. Virginia law protects workers who are hurt while performing their work duties or suffer work-related illnesses.
Geoff McDonald & Associates, P.C. is a Virginia work injury law firm with a long track record of helping injured workers to get the full benefits they deserve under the law. For more than two decades, we’ve helped injured workers throughout Virginia.
We are ready to put our legal experience to work for you regardless of what type of injuries you are dealing with.
Common Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Virginia workers’ compensation laws provide comprehensive protection to employees who get hurt on the job. The injury doesn’t have to occur at your normal worksite in order to qualify for benefits. The injury also doesn’t need to be caused by a specific incident. You may receive benefits for toxic exposure, for example.
While there are a huge variety of on-the-job injuries that may make you eligible for benefits, there are certain health issues that workers are especially likely to suffer.
Some of the most common workplace injuries that give rise to workers’ compensation claims include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Crush injuries
- Injuries from overuse or overexertion
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Amputation or limb loss
- Fall injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Black lung disease
- Heat-related illnesses
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Ergonomic problems
If you were harmed or became sick as a result of your work, you may qualify to have your medical bills covered by workers’ compensation. If your injury or illness reduces your earning potential or makes work impossible, you may also receive temporary or permanent benefits for total disability or partial disability.
Because some work injuries are fatal, Virginia law also allows family members of those killed on the job to receive death benefits.
Hurt on the Job in Virginia? Our Lawyers Can Help
At Geoff McDonald & Associates, we understand how devastating it can be when a worker becomes ill or suffers an injury as a result of something that happened on the job. We are here to help ensure that you don’t suffer a financial loss in these difficult situations.
While workers’ compensation benefits may be available, you need to take specific steps to ensure you get the money you deserve. This may include reporting your injury and proving it is work-related. There are also deadlines to meet.
Don’t hesitate to get legal advice on your rights after a workplace injury. Just call Geoff or contact us online for a free claim review and advice about your legal rights.