Every worker who is injured in an accident, regardless of fault, in Virginia needs to know that there is a time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If the claim is not filed within that time-frame, then the worker will not be able to get any benefits. Because each case is different, it is advisable to consult with a Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer when you have any type of work-related accident. The time limit is also known as the Statute of Limitation.
The starting points for considering the time limit issue are:
Even if the employer pays you voluntarily, you should still file a formal claim. Again, every workplace injury and workers’ compensation claim is different. You should consult an attorney as soon as you have a work-related accident or an illness, because time limits have to be met.
If you or someone you know has suffered a workplace injury or illness, you need a lawyer on your side who knows what benefits you are entitle to, how to ask for those benefits, and what evidence you need to prove your case. Norfolk attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has been handling workers’ compensation cases for decades and can help you pursue payment for your medical bills, lost wages and, in some cases, a lump sum payment for your injuries or occupational disease. To learn more, call (888) 694-1671 today.