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Virginia’s Workers Compensation Statute of Limitations

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Feb 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you were injured while on the job, you can file for workers' compensation. But in order to successfully receive the benefits that you deserve, it is imperative that you hire a Richmond workers' comp attorney to file your claim as soon as possible. Virginia's Two-Year Statute of Limitations to File Workers' Comp Workers in The post Virginia's Workers Compensation Statute of Limitations appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

If you were injured while on the job, you can file for workers' compensation. But in order to successfully receive the benefits that you deserve, it is imperative that you hire a Richmond workers' comp attorney to file your claim as soon as possible.

Virginia's Two-Year Statute of Limitations to File Workers' Comp

Workers in the state of Virginia only have two years from the date of their injuries or incidents to file for workers' compensation benefits. This two-year statute of limitations applies even if you did not know about your injury or illness until years later. This is the exact reason why it is so important to move forward with your workers' compensation claim as soon as you are aware of your injuries or illness.

To ensure this deadline is properly met, you must promptly report your injury to your employer and contact a Richmond workers' comp attorney to discuss your workers' compensation report.

Voluntary Payments by the Insurance Company

Some insurance companies will voluntarily send payments for your workplace injury. But just because you receive these payments, do not forego filing a workers' compensation claim. In the majority of cases, the insurance companies continue these voluntary payments for two years and then abruptly stop them. At this point, the injured party realizes that he or she never filed a claim for workers' compensation, and then it is too late.

Contact Us Before It Is Too Late

If you have been injured at your place of employment, it is imperative that you immediately contact a Richmond workers' comp attorney to file a workers' compensation claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

The post Virginia's Workers Compensation Statute of Limitations appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

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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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