It does not matter what time of the day or night it was or at what point in your shift or workday it was, if you’ve been injured while you were working, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a workers compensation law firm Virginia workers who have been injured, recommend. Some employers in Virginia and many of the surrounding states are required to maintain workers compensation insurance. If an employer who is supposed to carry this insurance for their employees fails to do this, an injured employee may be able to file a civil suit against the employer to recover for damages. If you or someone you love was injured while on the job or became unwell because of their job, or if someone close to you died because of this, the workplace injury victim and/or their family may be entitled to compensation.
Workers compensation laws and requirements differ from state to state. This is one reason why many victims of workplace injuries find it beneficial to enlist the help of an experienced law firm that has lawyers who are licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where their injury occurred. Cohen & Cohen has been serving workplace injury victims and their families, in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. If you think you may need the help of a reputable workers compensation law firm Virginia residents can trust, contact Cohen & Cohen, today. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A member of our legal team can discuss your situation with you and give you a free case evaluation.
Most on-the-job injuries that occur in Virginia are covered under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. This may also cover injuries if a worker who is contracted for employment in Virginia is injured while on the job even though the injury occurred outside the state. In general, an employee may be eligible for workers’ compensation if they are injured or unwell because of an accident, occupational disease and for some kinds of employment, ordinary diseases of life.
Accidents In an actual risk state (such as Virginia) for an employee to be eligible for
compensation from their employer, an injury on the job must have a causal connection between
the injury and the workplace conditions. Not every injury is covered in an at risk state.
Occupational Disease An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. Some occupational diseases are compensable. These may include but are not limited to, skin diseases and disorders, respiratory conditions, poisoning, hearing loss, decompression sickness, radiation exposure, blood-borne pathogenic diseases, and some forms of cancer.
Ordinary Diseases of Life In some states, workers’ compensation also covers non-occupational diseases that are the result of an occupational disease, or are contracted during employment as a medical worker at a hospital, sanitarium, or as an emergency medical rescue personnel.
If you are unsure of whether or not your injury or ailment is covered by workers’ compensation, a good place to start exploring this is with the help of a reputable law firm. A workers’ compensation law firm may be able to help you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. For a workers compensation law firm Virginia residents are fortunate to have access to, contact Cohen & Cohen