Cost of Living Increase in Virginia Workers’ Compensation Matters

Expenses increase every year, and many workers are out of work for more than a year. Others may have to utilize the entirety of their temporary total disability benefits for 500 weeks, or almost 10 years. Some workers get benefits because of a partial permanent disability. Workers who qualify for a very serious permanent disability can get lifetime wage benefits.

Virginia makes an adjustment each year for all types of workers’ compensation benefits – temporary, permanent partial benefits, permanent benefits, and long-term death benefits.

On October 1 of each year a cost of living increase is made – but only if the employee can prove that he or she is not receiving Social Security benefits. The combined workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security benefits must be less than 80% of pre-injury earnings. An experienced Norfolk worker’s compensation lawyer will make sure you properly fill out the forms sent to you by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission so that you will begin to receive your benefits in the new calendar year.

Contact a Norfolk Workers’ Comp Attorney Today

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a workplace accident, you need an experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation attorney on your side. Joe Miller, Esq., at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has handled thousands of cases in his more than 25 years of work, and he fights to help each claimant pursue his or her full benefits, including cost of living increases. To learn more about what he can do for you if you or someone you love has been injured at work, contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today by calling (888) 694-1671.