Workers' Compensation Attorney in Richlands, VA
Representing Injured Workers throughout Southwest Virginia
Were you injured on the job? Have you suffered a catastrophic or debilitating injury in the course of your work? If so, you may be eligible for financial compensation through the workers’ compensation program.
At T Shea Cook PC, we represent injured workers who need financial support when they are unable to return to work or perform their job duties due to an injury they sustained on the job. We work tirelessly to help our clients recover the full benefits to which they are entitled. Let our Richlands workers’ compensation attorney file your claim or appeal a denied claim. We are ready to fight for you.
Call us at (276) 240-3550 today to request an initial consultation.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
In the state of Virginia, employers with two or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their workers in the event they are injured on the job. This insurance also protects the employer from lawsuits filed by injured workers. By filing a workers’ compensation claim, injured employees can recover the financial compensation they need to make a living while they heal.
How to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
To file a workers’ compensation claim, you must have been performing an employer-approved and work-related activity at the time of your injury. Misconduct is not compensable in Virginia, nor is non-employer-approved work activities.
Common workplace injuries that may be covered by the workers’ compensation program include:
- Slip and falls
- Car accidents in employer-provided vehicles
- Forklift accidents
- Construction accidents
- Accidents caused by faulty or poorly maintained machines
- Chemical burns
- Injuries suffered in explosions
At T Shea Cook PC, we take great care when building claims for injured workers. We carefully assess the situation, uncover favorable evidence, and present each case with professionalism.
If successful, your workers’ compensation claim could help you recover benefits including:
- Life-long medical benefits
- Permanent total disability or permanent partial disability
- Wage replacement
- Death benefits
Receiving the financial compensation you need and deserve starts with filing a claim. Let our Richlands workers’ compensation lawyer help you submit your initial claim. We can also represent you in an appeal if your claim has been denied.