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Know Your Rights in the Workers’ Comp Process

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

Workers' compensation is a benefit provided for employees who have suffered workplace injuries. However, it is common for claimants to meet great resistance from both their employers and the insurance companies when seeking benefits. To make sure you get fair compensation when you have suffered a workplace injury, it is important that you work with The post Know Your Rights in the Workers' Comp Process appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

Workers' compensation is a benefit provided for employees who have suffered workplace injuries. However, it is common for claimants to meet great resistance from both their employers and the insurance companies when seeking benefits. To make sure you get fair compensation when you have suffered a workplace injury, it is important that you work with a Richmond workers' comp attorney.

Level the Playing Field

Even though insurance adjusters and medical personnel can be amicable, it is important to remember that they are not on your side. Their main concern and goal is to save the company money, even if it means they have to underestimate or misreport the extent of your injury. In some cases, they may even argue that you were not injured at work.

A Richmond workers' comp attorney can help you fight these false and misleading statements. You need to hire an attorney who will inform you of your rights and help you make the right decisions.

Protect Your Rights

The best way to protect your rights and get the just compensation that you deserve is to know your rights before you file a claim. Your Richmond workers' comp attorney will want you to keep the following in mind:

    • File your claim before the statute of limitation runs
    • Properly notify your employer of your injury
    • Workers' compensation does not cover pain and suffering
    • You may also be entitled to Social Security disability benefits

The post Know Your Rights in the Workers' Comp Process appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

About the Author

B. Patrick Agnew

B. Patrick Agnew was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and Bedford County. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and studied philosophy and government. Patrick received his law degree from the Regent University School of Law.

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