What Are The Benefits Under Virginia Workers' Compensation?

As an employee, you are entitled to specific employer-paid benefits if you are injured on the job. However, many workers do not know their rights or encounter resistance when they seek benefits under workers' compensation.

The law firm of Potter Mariano PLC, has represented injured workers in Roanoke and surrounding areas for 30 years. We can explain your rights under Virginia workers' compensation and answer your questions. Our experienced lawyers will fight for you in claims and hearings to maximize and protect your benefits.

Are you getting the run-around from your employer? Are you getting ALL the benefits you deserve? Call 540-491-0159 for a free consultation.

Your Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you were injured in the course of employment, your employer must provide:

  • Medical treatment — You are covered for all necessary medical care associated with a work injury, including hospitalization, doctor visits, medications, physical therapy and surgery. However, employers may require you to treat with their preferred doctors. The insurance company may deny certain treatments. We will fight for the care you need to heal properly.
  • Wage benefits —Workers' comp provides weekly checks to replace your lost wages while you are off the job. We make sure that your workers' comp benefits are calculated correctly, and we can step in if your claim is denied or terminated.
  • Permanent disability — You are entitled to ongoing benefits for permanent total disability (PTD) if you can no longer work because of your job-related injury. You may qualify for additional benefits for permanent partial disability (PPD) for amputation or permanent impairment of an extremity. With many thousands of dollars at stake, we provide the aggressive advocacy you need.
  • Vocational rehabilitation — If you can't return to your old job because of physical limitations, you may qualify for employer-sponsored job training and job placement services to find a different line of work.
  • Death benefits — A spouse and dependent children are entitled to survivor benefits for a work-related death. Our attorneys can also explore possible wrongful death claims.
Workers' compensation benefits often continue for months or years. We provide ongoing management of claims to assert and defend your rights.

Our Job Is Protecting Your Job Rights

We represent employees in every type of occupation, throughout the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Call us today at 540-491-0159 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.