Henrico, VA 23228
Welcome to Agnew, Johnson & Rosenberger PLLC!
Thank you for visiting our Richmond, Virginia Injury & Disability page! You landed on this page because our firm has a long history of helping disabled and injured people in Richmond and the cities and counties surrounding the Richmond area. You are here because you were injured in an accident or you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits. Good news: We are here to help! Our firm has a long and successful history of representing the injured workers, those injured in automobile accidents and those who have been improperly denied Social Security Disability benefits. Injury and disability law is all that we do and we do it well.
While our main office is in Lynchburg, Virginia and our staff work in Lynchburg, we have assisted many clients with workers compensation, auto accident and Social Security Disability claims in the Richmond area. In fact, we have a referral relationship with Hundley & Johnson PC located in Richmond, Virginia. Hundley & Johnson PC has kindly allowed our attorneys and staff to use their office as a satellite location for us to meet clients and we have co-counseled with their firm on several cases over the years. Our attorneys and staff have successfully represented 1000's of clients for injuries and disabilities. Whether you need help with a workers compensation case, car accident or Social Security Disability in Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Ashland or anywhere in between, our attorneys and staff are here to help.
Richmond is the storied capital of Virginia and possesses some of the most progressive economic, historic and civic life in the state. The surrounding counties and cities are home to many businesses, colleges, churches and other civic organizations. The city and surrounding area boast several colleges and universities, more than one fortune 500 business and international business operations. As with any growth, the need for legal services, including services for those who are injured and disabled has increased. We are happy to be part of a thriving community and to assist those in need of our legal services.
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We consistently receive calls from people who need help with work-related injuries. In many cases, Injured workers face significant challenges when they pursue wage loss and medical benefits after a workplace injury in Virginia. Virginia Workers Compensation law was originally set up to allow quick resolution of claims so that injured workers can receive relief quickly. While some cases move through the system without a problem, many cases get stuck in the process because the claim is denied by the insurance company or employer. When this happens, it is often important for injured workers to consult an attorney to determine which claims need to be filed, when they need to be filed, what evidence is necessary to prove the claims and how to push back against employers and insurance companies who improperly deny claims. It seems that every year Virginia workers compensation process and law change and has increased in complexity. That is why we do what we do. Don't hesitate to contact us. B. Patrick Agnew and Eric Johnson both handle workers compensation cases. While he is no longer in the active practice of law with our firm, Gorman Rosenberger assists Eric and Patrick with day to day and complex issues to come up in cases. We have a strong history representing injured workers, a wealth of helpful relationships and a strong desire to advocate for our injured workers.
While not every worker's compensation case requires a court hearing, but many do. When that happens, workers compensation judges (called Deputy Commissioners) travel from the regional office of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission in Roanoke to hear cases. In the recent past, claims from the Lynchburg area have been heard at the Campbell County Court General District Court in Rustburg, Virginia. If your accident happened in Danville, the hearings are typically held at the Danville Community College.
Over the years, Eric Johnson has handled hundreds of auto accident cases. B. Patrick Agnew very often assists Eric with these cases. Our process is different than other firms. Eric and Patrick are involved directly with our clients about important developments from the time of the first call for help until the trial or settlement is concluded. Auto Accidents are a common occurrence, particularly with the increase in population and increasing roadway distractions (cell phones!). Some accidents cause little or no injury and are fairly simple to resolve. Your case may be different. If you were involved in an accident and have received medical treatment because of the accident we recommend discussing the accident, the treatment and the cost of your medical care with a skilled attorney as soon as possible.
Many workers simply cannot continue to work until it is time to retire. Sometimes, that is because of a work-related or auto accident that has left the worker with permanent work disability. Other times, workers, because of their hard work are simply worn out physically and have pain and symptoms that cause them not to be able to do the work that they once performed. Whatever, the cause, many workers are entitled to receive disability payments through Social Security Disability. Some of those claims are approved quickly. Other times, the Social Security Administration denies what are in reality valid claims. We have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of Social Security Disability, claims through the years because of improper denials by the Social Security Administration. It is common practice for our firm to walk through the complex appeal and hearing process with clients.
If a hearing is necessary, disabled claimant's must wait until the assigned "ODAR" office schedules the hearing. Claims in the Richmond area typically heard at the Richmond ODAR. As of this writing, it is estimated that it will take 618 days to have a hearing scheduled from the time that the hearing is requested. The judges that hear cases in Richmond are selective in the cases that they chose to approve. Recent data reveals that Richmond ODAR judges approve approximately 25% of the cases that come before them. While this data changes daily, the fact remains that it can be challenging to Social Security Disability benefits approved in Richmond. Many disabled individuals chose to have an attorney help them prepare for the hearing and present the case to the ALJ which can increase the chances of being approved. In addition, while an attorney cannot speed up the time it takes for a hearing to be scheduled, many attorneys will try to win benefits "on the record" after a hearing is requested without a hearing. We have handled hundreds, if not thousands, of Social Security Disability, claims through the years because of improper denials by the Social Security Administration.
We have a strong record of success. Our firm has a long history of assisting clients with disability claims. We are members of NOSSCR, a nationwide group that advocates for fair laws and processes for disabled individuals. If you need help with a denied Social Security Disability case, call us. We are happy to help.